slave drive added

  chippy+ 19:03 04 Sep 2008
Locked

hi i have installed a second hard drive as alave all is working ok i can see the contents of the second drive which was off another pc it has the os stil on it how do i format or delee this when i try to format it says the disk is in use thanks Chippy

  Helen. 19:17 04 Sep 2008

It sounds as if you are booting off that hard drive and using that version of windows.

If you are sure you are not. Right click my computer > manage > disk management. Right click the drive and pick format or delete the partition

  T0SH 20:08 04 Sep 2008

If system restore is monitoring that slave drive then it will be flagged as in use by Windows, to clear it you need to tell system restore not to monitor the slave drive so that it shows as "Turned off" in the System restore Drive settings window

Cheers HC

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Dell XPS 13 9370 (2018) review

No need to scan sketches into your computer with Moleskine's new smart pen

How to use 3D Touch on iPhone

Comment importer des contacts d’un iPhone à un autre iPhone ?