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How can I format an Ubuntu hard drive in Vista?


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whiteinsheffield

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The hard drive was my main hard drive for Ubuntu but I upgraded it and got Vista instead. The old hard drive is now in an external enclosure, but because it still has the Linux OS installed it won't recognise the hard drive even though it makes a noise when I plug it in and Computer Manager can see it. Is there anyway of formatting it without using Linux (Linux was unstable on my laptop and kept shutting itself off)
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PedroDaGR8

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You may need to delete the partition on that drive and create a new one in NTFS or FAT32.

http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=230

See here for information on Vistas built-in partition editor.
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in your disk management you will be able to delete the 3 ubuntu partitions on the external then format to NTFS
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