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Formating hardisk with sata connection

My pc have hardisk with s-ata connection how can I format it?

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    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    does your motherboard support a sata hard drive ?





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1) Be sure that your motherboard support SATA - See Bios

2) Using the Win XP installation CD you can format the drive. If you cannot load windows during the installation hit F6 to charge the SATA drivers.

If your sata drive is working like a second disk, you can format it directly from windows.
Start>> Control Panel >> Admistrative tools >> Computer Management

Or using any partition tools...

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