How do you format a second drive in XP please. I have several HDs that I want to format, they will only store data so have no op system on so I just want to clean them off completely. In win 98 I just connected them up as a second hard drive and then clicked My Computer and Format F, but when I do this on my XP machine it says it cant format as windows has control of the HD, close applications and try again. I have done this but still cant format the hard drive. What am I doing wrong please?
Andy I tried what you said the two HD came up and I chose Fomat F. What I got was an error message saying...Warning the drive you are trying to format is currently in use. Click YES to force a format but be aware the application using this drive may be damaged. What do I do?