I apologize if my statements were too confusing. On the first place if you had two(2) actual harddrives, the answer is YES
you had to actually open up your computer, need to set the correct jumpers settings in both harddrives (Master/Primary disk and Slave disk
). These two harddrives must be set to proper connections in order for the system to determine which of the two will have to boot up.
How to format a basic volume
To format a partition, logical drive or basic volume: 1. In the Disk Management window, right-click the partition or logical drive that you want to format (or reformat), and then click Format.
2. In the Format dialog box, type a name for the volume in the Volume label box. This is an optional step.
3. Click the file system that you want to use in the File system box. If you want, you can also change the disk allocation unit size, specify whether you want to perform a quick format, or enable file and folder compression on NTFS volumes.
4. Click OK.
5. Click OK when you are prompted to format the volume. The format process starts.
When you try this, on what drive did you actually boot up and followed this instructions? You cannot actually format a drive in which you are using it at the very moment. You need a Win XP installer or startup disk, or bootup disk to do a format.
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