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I took a maxtor hard drive out of a dvr,can it be reformated to work in a computer? it's a fireball 3 ata/133 hdd 40 gb.

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    ok im running xp pro,my computer see's the drive but give's an error cant read this drive? how can i wipe this drive and start with a fresh copy of xp pro?

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Yes it can,

you will need to either install it in a drive enclosure to put it on externally or you will have to install it inside your computer and connect it to the motherboard and power.

Once you're ready to go to the next step, let me know what version of windows you're using and I'll give you a short step by step.


Chris

Posted on May 24, 2009

  • grimeshenry
    grimeshenry Jan 14, 2013

    Ok Chris and then ?

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