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Windows 7: Formatting Internal Laptop Hardisk Externally

27 Jan 2012   #1
tattibot

Windows 7
 
 
Formatting Internal Laptop Hardisk Externally

I have taken out my laptop 320 Gb hardisk out n replaced with 500 Gb on laptop now i want to format that 320 GB hardisk that is with me i also have the case Please direct me folks how to go about it


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27 Jan 2012   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tattibot View Post
I have taken out my laptop 320 Gb hardisk out n replaced with 500 Gb on laptop now i want to format that 320 GB hardisk that is with me i also have the case Please direct me folks how to go about it
If it is a sata drive you can get a cheap USB enclosure for it and format it easily.
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27 Jan 2012   #3
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Hi,

when you say you have the case, I think you mean an external drive enclosure.
In that case, you can connect the drive to the USB port and it will show up as a removable drive in explorer. Just right click on the drive and select format.

Here is a tutorial for formatting the drive
Format a HDD or USB

Warning: All the information in that drive will be erased/removed.
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27 Jan 2012   #4
tattibot

Windows 7
 
 

ty wen i connect it via that case it shows up 2 partition earlier made how to dormat the whole disk that means i have to format 1 part ten another??
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27 Jan 2012   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tattibot View Post
ty wen i connect it via that case it shows up 2 partition earlier made how to dormat the whole disk that means i have to format 1 part ten another??

If you do not need any data off that drive you can simply delete the partitions using something like Aesus partition manager (free trial), or Parigon disk suite (free trial) to delete the partitions and create one larger one.
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27 Jan 2012   #6
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tattibot View Post
ty wen i connect it via that case it shows up 2 partition earlier made how to dormat the whole disk that means i have to format 1 part ten another??
If you want to keep both the partitions, then you can format the two partitions individually one after the other.

if you want to remove the partitions and make them a single partition, then refer to these tutorials on deleting partitions and extending partitions.
Partition or Volume - Delete
Partition or Volume - Extend

EDIT: You are faster than me Ken :)
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