|29 May 2012||#1|
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Remove "active'portion of HardDrive
Another hard drive issue to sort out!
I was given a a computer by a friend, which seems to have MOBO issues, so was no longer wanted. But a lot of the components are still OK including the 200Gb harddrive, which was the only HDD in the computer. I attached it to another computer and overwrote the whole drive with CCleaner, and then formatted it using full format.
In the attached 'snip', it is drive D, you can see it is described as "Active".
Is there any way to now delete the Active attribute and end up the same as drive F [in the snip] /
Your help would be greatly appreciated.
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|30 May 2012||#7|
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Thanks to both of you, I've followed your advice and achieved the result.
To SIW2, you bother posting because you have a lot of valuable knowledge to impart.
And I for one admire and am grateful for the help that people like you offer so readily.
Sometimes however, to us non geeks, we feel more comfortable when things are spelt out in greater detail.
And sometimes, where experienced people like yourself, are so close to and totally familiar with their work, they may not understand that another person, doesn't have the same understanding of what is required.
For instance, this is only the second time I have used 'Command' prompts to solve an issue! And as you said, [once I grasped it], it only took about 5 sec to do it.
This is not a criticism, nor is it meant to be condesending in nature, just an observation from my personal experience.
There should be no doubt how much I appreciate the time taken and the willingness to offer advice. I for one would be lost without it.
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