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martens24

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I just added a second HDD in my computer. Using Acronis, I have all my information on my new Hard Drive. I would like to completely erase my old Drive and use it for storage of data. What is the easiest and safest way to do this? Thanks!
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Just right click the drive in explorer and select format.
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So I did as you said and selected format. Once it completed, I received the prompt "Windows was unable to complete the format." I closed out of that window and reopened explorer. I selected drive "D" (my second hard drive) and received the prompt "The disk in drive D is not formated. Do you want to format it now?" I selected yes and went through the process again and am back at the same place with the same prompt. What should I do now?
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i recently purchased a new hard drive and found some useful information from the seagate website

http://www.seagate.c..._disk_mgmt.html
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Try doing it the way in that article its pretty much what i would tell you to do except put nicer.
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So, I followed the instructions on the web page and am in business. Thanks a heap!
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