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Re: unable to format drive
Wish I could help.
Unfortunately I have a similar problem. Each external data storage device, that works on any other pc running no Windows Vista, needs to be formated by Windows Vista. This is something I don't want. Nevertheless, when I start formatting, Windows Vista always tells me it is not able to format the device...
When I find a solution, I will let you know..
Originally Posted by b52bomer
i have the following biostar m/b TA780G M2+
AMD cpu 5000 2.6
4.0 gh Corsair Ram
2 Seagate 400 gig. hdd
Lite-on dvd 20x dvd writer
Windows Vista Business SP 1
I installed the os on one hdd and was having problems, so i disconnected the drive and installed the os on the other hdd and everything worked fine. i then hooked up the hdd that i disconnected and under disk management i tried to format the drive .
drive C: hdd has the OS that is working fine
drive E: hdd is the drive i want to format and remove the os but windows will not allow me to , since it has system files on it, is there anyway that i could format this drive?