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[Solved] How to format new hard drive?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ruffnredy, May 3, 2004.

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  1. ruffnredy

    ruffnredy Thread Starter

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    I'm putting an extra hard drive in my friends system and I can't find the proper procedure in my school book. This is my 3rd format but this time I'm leaving the origonal in place as master. I'm not going to do anything to that one. The system has XP Home and I will use ntfs. The new 160 gb hd did not come w/any inst. cd. It is man. by Seagate. I'm not real experienced so please give explicit inst. Thank You
     
  2. brianF

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    after installation and reboot, go to start/conrtol panel/admin tools/computer management/disk management. The new hard drive should show up there, you can select it and partition if you wish, then format from within windows
     
  3. Tumbleweed36

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    I agree with the advice of BrianF.....also, if a Seagate or other type drive, you can download their utility from the manufacturer's website for free.
     
  4. crjdriver

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    You must sp1 or sp1a installed to use drives of 137 gig or more.

    That is the correct way to install a drive with xp or win2k; disk management>partition>format.
     
  5. max 8

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    Just make sure you have it jumpered as the slave and do as BrianF suggested.
     
  6. ruffnredy

    ruffnredy Thread Starter

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    Thanks everyone! Done Deal!!!!!
     
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