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    Is this a second hard drive for your computer?

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In XP, click on my computer, right click disk and select format.

In VISTA

control panel
admin tools
computer mgmt
storage
disk management
rightclick the drive you want to format and select format

if the disk is not visible in my computer or disk management, post back your OS for more assistance

Posted on Jul 18, 2008

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My internal hard disk drive may be defective, how can I test it?

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