Formating a blank drive in Windows XP

By Nause
Dec 28, 2003
  1. Okay, heres the story see if you can help me out. Basically I just got a brand new HDD a raptor western digital drive. So I stored all my data on a seperate PC and wiped my old ATA Segate drive and installed windows on the SATA WD drive all went fine. But then when I reconnected the old completely wiped ATA 120 GB Seagate drive it didn't appear as a drive I realised of course this is because it was wiped but how do I format it to NTFS in Windows XP. In the control panel it picked up the drive and says everything is working fine with it.

    HElp me if you can please.
  2. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Posts: 640

    Ok, very simple...Go to Control panel, Administrative tools, Computer Management.
    Once in Computer Management. Go to Storage, then Disk Management. The drive should be listed, right click on it and click Format.....
  3. Nause

    Nause TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Worked a treat thanks v.much :)
  4. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Posts: 640

    No prob. and Welcome to Techspot!
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