As a result of a problem with a SATA HDD I used SeaTools Z to erase the drive and take it back to a fully empty condition. SeaTools also confirmed the drive as `good`.
When attempting to reformat the HDD it insists on becoming a `Dynamic` disk when all I want is a Primary Partition disk. It is recognised as `Unallocated` but I am unable to find a way of formatting it as it was. Can any one provide SIMPLE instructions to get me out of this dilemma please?
The OS is XP Pro SP2 and the drive is a Maxtor. The motherboard is capable of RAID but I don`t use it.
When I went to Computer Management (Start>Control Panel>Administrative Tools) the Wizard opened inviting me to initialise the drive. I followed this but instead of `Finishing` I went to `Next` and followed the prompts.
Swelecting `Finish` leaves only the option to format a `Dynamic` drive but following on provides the option for a `Basic` drive which (I think) is more commonly used.