Format of 2.5" drive.

  Peants68 08:31 23 Jan 2008

I have a spare 2.5" drive with Windows XP OS on it. I replaced it with a bigger drive in my HP laptop.

I wish to use it as a backup. Bought a small box to put it in but the drive is not recognised. I tried to format it by putting it back in the Laptop. In disk management the format box is greyed out.

Have you any suggestions?

  Technotiger 08:59 23 Jan 2008

Maybe this will help ... click here

  Peants68 09:33 23 Jan 2008

Sorry but is there any way of formatting this disk?

  Peants68 08:12 24 Jan 2008

Eventually was able to format drive by attaching it to other PC. The problem appeared to arise originally because the drive had a copy of XP on it and the laptop would not recognise it. Funny but the other PC did.

Reading the site you suggested steered me in the right direction thankyou. Very unfortunately the person running it just passed away.

Thankyou for your help.

  Technotiger 09:27 24 Jan 2008

Glad you got it sorted - so sorry to hear that news though.

Thank you for the feedback.

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