Making my old HDD a slave Drive

hi!
can anyone help me?
i took an old SATA Maxtor DiamondMax 10 in my old computer and put it in my new one to make it as a slave drive.
after i put it in my new pc and hooked everything up and started the computer, i cant access the hard drive. it says
access denied, Q: is not accessible. and i cant format it, it doesnt even say the storage capacity of the hard drive.
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  1. in old HDD still full contain sytem OS and need format / delete system OS
  2. henydiah said:
    in old HDD still full contain sytem OS and need format / delete system OS


    uhm..im such a noobie at this..can you simplify it? :)
    i think the old hard drive that i added still has the OS w/c is Vista...and im using win7
    in my new HDD...
  3. yes. u must format old HDD
  4. henydiah said:
    yes. u must format old HDD


    ok..ill format that HDD (Q:\) but, how will i do that? because i cant access
    that Drive. i cant even go or share that drive. it says i dont have enough
    access or it's not accessible.
  5. if u have Hiren CDBOOT all problem Fix :
    in here www.hirencdboot.com
    or this simple :
    Active Killdisk
    http://www.livecrunch.com/2008/10/08/format-your-hard-drive-with-usb-thumb-drive/
  6. this simple using :
    - Shutdown Power remove from AC
    - take off HDD from New PC
    - Install Old HDD in NEw PC
    - Insert CD Win7
    - boot sellect Win7
    - let's Win7 work u can format /Partition old HDD from this way
    - When system ask continued setup click abort
    - Shutdown power
    - install both HDD
    - when in win7 not showing old HDD check in Disk management
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