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formatting drive

Just installed windows 7 with no problems at all however I have tried to format my second hard drive but without success.
I get into disk management, click on the drive, format is in the menu (not blanked out) usual warning boxes appear about all data will be lost along with the option of format mode ie NTFS.  but after that nothing appears to happen anyone any ideas.
Windows 7 Ultimate
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thisoldman
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Re: formatting drive

hi gleneagles.  sorry iv not much to add.  can i assume you have inspected the drive via device manager/properties and all is ok.
In the win 7 book it says after format selected you need to specify fat or nhs etc etc then continue.
If all that fails could you not use erasure or some other nuke type program to totally wipe drive.
VileReynard
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Re: formatting drive

Don't you have to partition the disk version and format each partition with your chosen file system?

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Re: formatting drive

Thanks for your response......I Have managed to get it done. It's ages since I formatted a drive and that was using XP so I thought windows 7 might have been different.
Anyway the solution was very simple, in the same menu there is an option to delete the volume which I did and then was able to format the drive with no problems.
As you can gather I am not that clued up on computers so to most people the solution would have seemed obvious.
Anyway that one problem sorted, wish they were all that easy !
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Re: formatting drive

Must admit I wouldn't have ticked the delete volume box either  Sad
M$ being consistent again  Shocked