You can use the Windows utility to format your slave drive.
If you are using XP or Win2k double click on the "My Computer" icon on your desktop, then right click on the drive you want to format and click on "format".
I believe it will give you the choice of Fat32 or NTFS. Choose which one you want. (Microsoft recommends NTFS for XP and Win2K).
I also suggest you download Everest version 1.51 from oldversion.com. 1.51 is the last full feature freeware version of Everest.
Run it and see what it tells you about the drive in question. If it is ok it will tell you it's "healthy".
Edited by Enthusiast, 18 March 2006 - 08:46 PM.