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How to format a particular harddrive


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#1 Charles88

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 01:14 PM

In my computer I have two Seagate hard drives installed.( A and B )

Now I would like to format drive B,the problem Is that I cannot access drive B only

( password forgotten ) 

How can I format my drive B and then reinstall software,such as Window10 while

hard drive A is running as well.

Your help us appreciated

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 02:06 PM

I may be wrong but pass wording protects data but will not stop formatting.


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Posted 27 March 2018 - 08:19 AM

You can open Disk Management, right click on the B drive and select Format.

 

Once you have formatted the drive disconnect the A drive's power and data cables and install the operating system on the B drive.  This will probably change the drive letter/s, but you can change those in Disk Management using the same drop down menu.


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Posted 27 March 2018 - 08:45 AM

I may be wrong but pass wording protects data but will not stop formatting.

Please explain what you imply with your remark HONESTY,INTEGRITY ABOVE ALL.

 

Am I not allowed to format a hard drive and reinstall my purchased O/S  when having problems.

Just curious

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 08:50 AM

This is OldPhil's signature.  This is not in the normal reply space but below it.


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Posted 27 March 2018 - 03:00 PM

Here's a way to do it in powershell...

1. Get-Disk 
 
2. Get-Disk 0 | Clear-Disk -RemoveData      (disk 0 is an example only. Locate your number and input it)
 
3. Initialize-Disk 0
 
4. New-Partition -DiskNumber 0 -UseMaximumSize | Format-Volume -FileSystem NTFS -NewFileSystemLabel Archive       (the NewFileSystemLabel "archive" is an example..change the name to whatever you want)
 
5. Get-Partition -DiskNumber 0 | Set-Partition -NewDriveLetter Z                       (the drive letter Z is an example...you can set it to whatever you want, that is available)


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Posted 28 March 2018 - 01:30 PM

 

I may be wrong but pass wording protects data but will not stop formatting.

Please explain what you imply with your remark HONESTY,INTEGRITY ABOVE ALL.

 

Am I not allowed to format a hard drive and reinstall my purchased O/S  when having problems.

Just curious

Charles88

 

Heck no I am not like that!  When I had my brokerage business that was part of my logo! 

 

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