Have two hard drives both now have windows xp proffesional on them. When i go into my slave drive it says i have to format it with only 30gb being shown on a 160gb hard drive. I did not put on any partitions so did i do something wrong when i put xp on it. I know dont need xp on both bought it while main hard drive was getting fixed. maybe i could format it again without putting xp on it but do not know how. Any help would be gratefully recieved.
click on Start and go to the "My Computer" icon. right-click and select "Manage". This will open a window entitled "Computer Management".
On the left-hand side of the screen select "Disk Management". This will give a graphic of your drive setup. right-clicking on the appropriate sector gives you options for Formatting and removal of partitions etc.
From your description it sounds as if your slave has a 340GB partition with XP on it and the remainder isn't formated.
Right-click on the slaves XP partition and select "delete partition" and then format the whole drive, after that it will appears a the full 160 GB drive on "My Computer"