Re-formatting existing hard disk

  Trikie 20:11 21 Feb 05
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Original PC had 2x40GB hard disks. One failed and was replaced by an 80GB, partitioned as 2x40 (E and F).

The other failed soon after, along with the motherboard and a local shop built a new PC, incorporating the 80GB hard disk and a video capture cardfrom the original.

They fitted a new 80GB hard disk as C drive. Windows and all my programs are on the C drive and my documents and pictures etc are on the original F.

E has a copy of Windows and other unwanted bits on it and they suggested I should re-format it to give a clean start for video editing.

On the My Computer screen they are listed as
Local Disk (C)
MAIN (E)
SECOND (F)

Question - how easy is it me as a very non-technical user to reformat E?

  BurrWalnut 20:17 21 Feb 05

Go here click here to find out exactly how to do it.

  BurrWalnut 20:21 21 Feb 05

Sorry, I've reread your post and it appears you want to format a non-windows partition.

Go to Start, Programs, Admin Tools, Computer Management and click Disk Management. Right click on the drive to be formatted.

  Trikie 20:40 21 Feb 05

Thanks BurrWalnut. Job done.

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