i tried partitioning my laptops new hard drive so that i could copy the operating system and the recovery partition onto the new hard drive from the current one in my laptop. i used western digital's data lifeguard tools and clicked partition unallocated space, it gave me an error and the drive was not partitioned correctly. i then went to device manager and partitioned the drive using disk management. the drive would not show up after i did that, i have no clue what to do. is there a way to completely whipe out the drive without using a computer? maybe get rid of the partitions without using the computer?
notes: my current drive is a fujitsu 40 gb 4200 rpm ultra ata
new drive is an 80 gb 7200.1 rpm ultra ata seagate momentus
i'm using an external hard drive enclosure to encase the 7200 rpm through a usb port
Edited by nocternal emperor, 07 January 2007 - 08:42 PM.