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Windows 7: Cant Format Second Hard Drive, Bad Install?

25 Oct 2009   #1
Landmine

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 
Cant Format Second Hard Drive, Bad Install?

So I cannot format my secondary hard drive where Windows 7 RC was installed. Did I install Windows 7 incorrectly onto my system? I've posted a screenshot from my Computer Management window.

Thanks.




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25 Oct 2009   #2
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Are you getting a specific error message when trying to format the secondary hard drive?
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25 Oct 2009   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Landmine View Post
So I cannot format my secondary hard drive where Windows 7 RC was installed. Did I install Windows 7 incorrectly onto my system? I've posted a screenshot from my Computer Management window.

Thanks.
LM

Not sure> I suspect you installed correctly but that win 7 disk management is horrible. Are you trying to format so you can put another OS or for the space?

Ken
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25 Oct 2009   #4
Landmine

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

No error. Just says cannot format it.

And I just want it for space. Installing my apps and games to that drive.
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26 Oct 2009   #5
Landmine

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Solution
I removed the second hard drive, left my RAID1 in and reinstalled Windows. Put the hard drive back in the system and everything was good again.

I suppose because that second hard drive was where I had Windows 4 RC1 is why the system partition was located there.
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