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How to format drive?

2006-08-12 14:55:27, Category: Programming & Design
Im hoping you can help me. About a month ago we were having problems with our main driver C:/ so we formatted it and reinstalled windows. well now our slave driver D:/ is having problems ( it is 5 yrs old). we have backed up all of D:/ but we want to reformat it and dont know how. We went to computer management and tried to format D:/ from there but it wouldnt work. is there any way to format from startup. If someone could please let me know what to do and how to format D:/. we dont care about losing info on D:/ as we already backed it up, but we dont want to reinstall windows xp or lose anything on C:/. please let me know. Thanks!


  1. Gene L

    On 2006-08-12 15:01:13

    This is definitely not the right (technical) Forum to give your question the attention it deserves, simply due to the fact we would need to interact with one another...I ask you to do something to help you format...you respond....I respond to you..etc.etc. So, if you find your situation is still unresolved, here is an excellent site you can go to for free, expert help from those (regular users like you and me) who know computers. http://forums.techguy.org/ Give yourself a screen name, register and go to the appropriate Forum based on your Operating System (XP), Hardware, Software questions...and then...ask away. Good luck!
  2. abqdan

    On 2006-08-12 15:00:04

    If it isn't your boot drive you can click START, then choose RUN. In the run box type CMD (assuming you are using Windows XP) and click OK In the black command box, type FORMAT D: and hit OK Follow the instructions on screen
  3. HP G

    On 2006-08-12 15:00:57

    just get a new Hard drive, they're cheap nowadays and gargantuan in capacity.
  4. freetronics

    On 2006-08-12 15:00:39

    If windows wouldn't let you reformat it, there must be a good reason. Go back to Disk Management and instead of reformating the D: drive, just delete it alltogether. You'll then have Unallocated space showing up. You can then go back a format the unallocated space.