Formatting Drive D: under Windows 2000

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Mike Grell, Aug 25, 2002.

  1. Mike Grell

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    Hello all! I'm back to this forum seeking more help!

    I have just installed a PC with Windows 2000 - no problems there.

    The problem is... this machine has 2 HD's installed; C: which is the primary drive housing the Win2K OS / formatted NTFS.

    The second drive, D:, which had to be blown away previously with FDISK (otherwise Windows 2000 *insisted* changing C: to F: during installation!) is now sitting useless, and not even recognized as a drive in Win2K.

    The drives listed in the explorer are now:

    A: Floppy
    C: Primary Boot / NTFS / Windows 2000
    D: CD-ROM
    E: CD-BURNER

    No sign of HD #2...

    Any ideas of how I format this drive and bring it back to life as a device?

    Much thanks as always...

    Mike
     
  2. Steven K

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    Right click "My Computer"->Manage->->Disk Management. This will take you to the Win2K Disk Manager, which is basically a GUI FDisk
     
  3. Mike Grell

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    Thank you SO much... Just learned something new about Win2K...

    Drive is up and running! Man this place is awesome!

    Thanks again!

    Mike
     

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