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Windows 7: Does Deleting USB HardDrive(Volume)Revert It To Inactive Volume

05 Sep 2014   #1
gary palmer

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Does Deleting USB HardDrive(Volume)Revert It To Inactive Volume

Have an external USB hard drive caddy with a naked Raptor drive sitting in it which has one partition that is the entire capacity of the Raptor drive...this is an 'active' volume.


1. Can someone tell me if I delete the volume under Computer Management>Disk Management>Delete Volume will this return it to being an 'inactive' volume?
2. Also can you tell me after deletion will I need to initialise the drive in the usual way like when one installs a new drive in a PC?
3. Upon reboot will Windows just offer to initialise it within Disk Management?

I want it to just be a simple, basic, single partition drive just for data backup. In past it was my OS drive which is when it was made an active volume. Using W7/64bit professional.

Thanks...Gary


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05 Sep 2014   #2
sfmudd78

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Use Mini tool Partition Wizard home edition to do what you want with the drive...
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05 Sep 2014   #3
gary palmer

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Partition - Mark as Inactive

I solved my problem using instructions as described by Brink at:

Partition - Mark as Inactive

Thanks Brink and others who helped...Gary
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