i have just fitted a 120gb maxator hard/d and set my old 40gb as slave after formatting and partioning i loaded XP then connected my old drive and copied some files over, now i tried to format my old drive but windows cannot format disc ,quit any disc utilaties or other programs that may be using drive can anyone tell me how can i find what is using drive[which now is drive H]? is there an easy way just to format this drive, or have i done somthing wrong in the way ive fitted tthese drives? anyone help Thanks DMR.
I had the same problem. I think it's to do with windows "prefetching" the contents of the drive.
Click on start menu, right click on the coloured band at the top, select properties click advanced, scroll down to "My Computer" icon then select "display as a link".
The next time you go to start menu you will see My Computer icon has a link, move cusor to select the drive you want to format then right click it and you will get the format options that way without viewing the contents or the drive.