1. make a system repair disc
2. boot from the system repair disc
3. go to a command prompt
4. use Diskpart to "prepare the disk"
CREATE A SYSTEM REPAIR DISC
START | type System Repair | Enter key | Create Disc button
GO TO A COMMAND PROMPT USING A SYSTEM REPAIR DISC
1) Insert System Repair Disc into optical reader.
2) Shutdown computer.
3) Boot up computer from the System Repair Disc
4) A SYSTEM RECOVERY OPTIONS dialog appears.
5) NEXT button
6) select Use recovery tools that can help fix problems starting Windows
7) NEXT | Choose Command Prompt
Run desired commands and type EXIT when finished.
Remove the System Repair Disc.
Power on computer.
If your computer doesn’t boot from the optical drive, then
Immediately after pushing your Power ON button,
start tapping the F2 key to get to the BIOS to change the boot order
On some computers, Immediately after pushing the Power ON button,
start tapping the F12 key and choose CD/DVD to change the boot order
only for this time.
Prepare hard disk for use
type DISKPART and hit ENTER
the prompt will change to DISKPART>
Enter following commands:
this will list the disks
SELECT DISK 1
to select Disk 1 (if that's the disk you want)
to make sure that you've got the correct disk
this will write zeroes to each and every byte on the selected disk
this can take some time and there will be no progress indication
you must simply wait for the diskpart prompt to appear again
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
this will create the entire disk as a single primary partition
this is going to format the entire disk and will also take some time
this will let the disk be used as a system disk if you ever decide that you would like to install an operating system on the disk
the next available drive letter is assigned to the disk
exit from DiskPart
exit from the command shell
Your disk is now ready to use.
You can use DiskManagement to view your handiwork and to change the drive letter and to give the disk a name.