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I need to initialize a drive in XP how?


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#1 zooterman

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 11:26 AM

Hi

The question is in the title, just how do you initialize a drive in XP  in win 7 you just type in disk manager in the start search box and up it comes, but I can't seem to find it in XP.

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Wal



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Posted 05 February 2014 - 11:44 AM

In an admin account Right Click My Computer>Manage and select Disk Management.

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 11:47 AM

- Press Win + R

- Type diskmgmt.msc press Enter



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Posted 05 February 2014 - 11:48 AM

Once in Disk Management...right-click on drive in question in the lower part of screen...select Initialize option.

 

Once initialized, you will be able to format.

 

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 01:43 PM

Oh you are clever.

Johnc yours works OK.

Romeo the diskmgmt.msc that also works OK,  also thanks to hamluis for your help.

Thank you all.

Wal






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