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fdisk/format new HD 500 gb SATA

    Question

  • Aloha,
    Installed a new SATA 500 gb HD in my Win XP system. How do I fdisk/format it without puting Win XP op sys on it?
    thanks,
    Joe
    Friday, July 31, 2009 1:30 AM

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  • Even though I've never tried, you can connect it to your PC.  Then go into My Computer.  If your drive showed up, try right-clicking the drive and click on "Format".  If it's not there, try the Disk Management tool in Administrative Tools. 

    Hope this helps.
    Friday, July 31, 2009 1:56 AM
  • Thank you Mike K,
    I had looked at my computer - nothing.
    I had also been in Disk Management, but tried again, clicking & trying various combinations, finally found the unformatted HD, and started the fdisk & format, it is working!
    Thanks,
    Joe
    Friday, July 31, 2009 2:54 AM