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formatting question

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  1. LilBamaGirl

    LilBamaGirl Thread Starter

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    Is it possible to reformat (wipe everything off of) a back up drive that is used solely for storage? I have some files on it that will not delete. Note: the back up drive has no operating system installed on it.

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    LBG
     
  2. pinntech

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    Yes, it is possible to format the drive. However, all information stored on the drive will be lost.
     
  3. LilBamaGirl

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    Ok, I understand that so how do I go about doing it?
     
  4. cavtek

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    bama, what os are you using on your boot drive
     
  5. LilBamaGirl

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    I'm running XP but I don't have an XP disk, all I have is a set of 7 HP system recovery disks for when I have to reformat my C drive.
     
  6. cavtek

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    im not familar with xp, but i think you can format a back up drive from disk manager. hang tight someone will be along to help you.
     
  7. LilBamaGirl

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    K, thank you very much.
     
  8. cavtek

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    see you changed your avatar, you getting bored lol...
     
  9. LilBamaGirl

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    lol, yep, sure am but I'm being patient, very unlike me lol.
     
  10. MFDnNC

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    Absolutely

    CONTROL PANEL - ADMIN TOOLS - COMPUTER MGT. - DISK MGT.

    Right clikc the graffic of the drive you want ot format and select format.
     
  11. LilBamaGirl

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    Ok and it will completely erase it and I won't have any problems with the drive itself then?
     
  12. cavtek

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    yup, just make sure you click the right one..
     
  13. MFDnNC

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    It will format, but who knows if you have other problems. But that is the easiest way to wipe it.
     
  14. LilBamaGirl

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    k thank you, I have to get all my stuff that I want on it moved then I will try that, this will take a lil while though. thanks for all of yalls help.
     
  15. LilBamaGirl

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    Just want you all to know that you guys have helped me so much when I have had problems. I really do appreciate it more than you know.
     
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