On Fri, 16 May 2008 03:03:01 GMT, propman
>Gerald Abrahamson <email@example.com> wrote in
>> On Fri, 16 May 2008 00:02:02 GMT, propman
>> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>>Gerald Abrahamson <email@example.com> wrote in
>>>> Vista 64 Home Premium.
>>>> Where is the tab/command to initialize (fdisk?) a new HDD?
>>>> I am logged in as Administrator (system says so) with full
>>>> I can see the hard drives in the Device Manager/Disk Drives.
>>>> All drives are "good" per the controller and I can see them
>>>> as physical devices on the computer.
>>>> They all show as "Not Initialized" when I ask each to
>>>> populate the Volumes info, and there is no obvious/apparent
>>>> way to do it. Nothing on the controller shows it either.
>>>> Tried "Simple New Volume" under Disk Management--
>>>> doesn't/won't work because drive is not initialized.... One
>>>> drive = one big partition = one drive letter.
>>>Have you checked out "Start - Administrative Tools - Computer
>>>Management - Storage - Disk Management"?
>> But no Administrative Tools unless I do a search for it
>> (comes up under Accessories in Windows--long tree).
>> Then I get a repeat of what happened before--no "Initialize"
>> option (using your path from that point). Just "Simple New
>> Volume" or other options I don't want. I get this path by
>> simply right-clicking on "Computer" and then "Manage".
>You can use Simple New Volume to partition your hard drive .....one big
>one or multipartition.
>From the beginning of your enquiry, it sounds like the new harddrive was
>already multipartitioned.....each partition just needs to be formatted
>(which you can also do from drive manager).
>Here's a URL you might want to check out concerning initializing and
>resizing partitions in Vista:
Finally found it <whew !!>.
The new drive is shown in two parts on a single line--not
In order to Initialize, you have to right-click on the
left-most block (Disk 0, Disk 1, etc)---NOT the area to the
right of that left-most square block (where I was clicking).
Now I have four HDDs formatting <g>, and no clue how long
THAT will take....
Thanks to all who contributed.
SUCCESS AT LAST (I hope !!).