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Old 08-31-2005, 04:03 AM   #1
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i just installed my new 36.7 raptor and put my os, games, apps... on it. then i took my old 160gb sata and put it in sata socket 1 while the raptor is obciously socket 0. so i turn on my computer and it boots with the raptor which is what i want it to do. and then i go to format my old 160 sata so i can use it for storage, and it says "Windows cannot format this drive quit any disk utilities or other progrmas that are using this drive and make sure that no windows iss displaying the contents of the drive. THen try formattin again"

please help quick as it is already 1:00AM and im very tired

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Old 08-31-2005, 04:19 AM   #2
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Default Re: formatting help

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Old 08-31-2005, 04:21 AM   #3
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why is the format button there if i can't use it? i understand why i can't format for example the raptor cuz obviously im using it, but i really don't get y the format button on the 160gb doesn't work
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