Cleaning second hard drive

  swapper 00:08 15 May 2004

After having a "small" problem which members of this Forum helped me resolve, I have this query.

I have two HD's 40GB (this was the Master) and 120Gb (slave), WindowsXP was on the 40GB.

This drive was stuck while I was installing Nortons system works.

To cut a really long story short.

I made the 120GB drive the master and the 40GB the slave, reinstalled WinXP on the 120GB.

How should I clear the 40GB drive of the winXp that I do not want.


  Smegs 00:23 15 May 2004

Do a format. What you'll need, is a 98 boot disk, so you can go into dos first. If you don't want the hard drive I'll have it.

  Diodorus Siculus 00:31 15 May 2004

Right click on "my computer"

Choose manage

then disk management

from there you can format the disk as you wish.

  temp003 05:21 15 May 2004

I think Diodorus Siculus's suggestion is the better way, as it should be quicker and it also means you can format the disk in NTFS, which a 98 floppy can't.

If you already have Norton SystemWorks installed on your new XP, remember to turn off Norton Unerase (or Norton Protect) first (for the old hard disk/partition) before you try formatting the old disk in Disk Management. Otherwise, I think you won't be able to format it.

  swapper 10:00 15 May 2004

Sorry I should have mentioned that I have WinXP:-(

Diodorus Siculus, that was sooo easy, thanks.

now I will start a new thread :-)

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