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[*] Post 312623 posted on 19-12-2007 at 00:57 Reply With Quote
Re-Formatting hard drive

I purchased and installed a new 160 GB Hitachi Deskstar HD about a year ago. At the time I was running Windows 98 SE on a no name PC clone with 1GB memory and a 2.6 Ghz Celeron processor. I could only set it up as a 33GB HD.
I made 2 partitons, one 22 GB and one 11. I have now installed Windows XP Home on a second 60GB HD that originally came installed in the computer. I would like to now re-format the 160 GB HD into one 160 GB partition. I have removed all file from the drive. How do I re-format this 160 GB HD to use its full capacity?
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[*] Post 312635 posted on 19-12-2007 at 03:22 Reply With Quote

Control Panel > Admin tools > Computer Management > Disk Management...

Select the drive you want to format by clicking on it, and right click, format... You can choose here how to format the drive, NTFS (recommended) FAT32, etc, and even partition it if you want to IIRC....
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[*] Post 312655 posted on 19-12-2007 at 06:42 Reply With Quote

Wot Daz said, or right click on the drive icon and select 'format'....that'll wipe it too smokin:
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