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Extra Hard drive E:/ help


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#1 Kyleec

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Posted 16 February 2015 - 01:12 PM

Okay so I bought a hard drive off one of my friends and it has all his Windows stuff etc in the E: drive etc. How can I wipe everything on the drive? It has 250GB which will help me with more of my files of storage but it already is using 70+ GB So I defiantly want to clean it/wipe it.



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Posted 16 February 2015 - 01:27 PM

format the drive



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Posted 16 February 2015 - 01:38 PM

Agreed...you can use Disk Management to delete existing partition, then create a new/storage partition on the drive. Attach the drive as a secondary drive on your system...then Start/Run...type diskmgmt.msc and hit Enter (to get to Disk Management).

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Posted 16 February 2015 - 01:43 PM

Alternatively, you could use the diskpart utility from the command prompt. Open the command prompt and enter diskpart. Once you're in the diskpart utility, type list disk and identify the disk number corresponding to the hard drive (just check it's size). Enter select disk X where X is the number of that disk previously identified. From there, simply enter the clean command to destroy every partitions on it. Once this is done, go in your My Computer and try to access the drive, then it'll asks you to format it before using it. Accept, wait a bit and you're good to go.

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