Format hard drive

  gm7268 18:27 28 Mar 05
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I have just replaced my ageing computer, and now have XP SP2 as the os.
My old one has XP SP1, and I want to format the hard drive from that, and add it into my new system. What is the best way to format the hard drive, ready for installation on the new system?

  woodchip 18:33 28 Mar 05

You could use the Partition Manager and delete the partition then create a new one and format

  woodchip 18:38 28 Mar 05

Go to Control Panel Admin Tools Computer Managment\Disk Managment you can right click on drive and delete drive or click the drive and in menu just delete files on it

  gm7268 18:40 28 Mar 05

I looked at doing that, but on the right click menu, 'format' is greyed out

  gm7268 18:40 28 Mar 05

I looked at doing that, but on the right click menu, 'format' is greyed out

  woodchip 18:43 28 Mar 05

Don't know if you mean the Menu at the top or at the bottom on the drives with colours, if at bottom it should work. If not just try deleting all the files on the drive in the above

  gm7268 18:53 28 Mar 05

'Format' is greyed out on both top and bottom

  gm7268 18:55 28 Mar 05

If I open 'My Computer' and right click on C drive, format is available. Will that do the trick?

  woodchip 20:39 28 Mar 05

No

  tlr 20:40 28 Mar 05
  woodchip 20:40 28 Mar 05

If you can see the Drive in Win Explorer, you should be able to right click the drive then Format

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