I've been following WyomingKnott's Guide: If you installed a new disk but the system can't see it.
(with the twist that I'm using an already used Mac HDD)
I see the drive in the BIOS (I'm using an old but working desktop for the formatting process).
And I see it in the disk management in windows xp.
- But I cannot format it.
When I right click the disk all the options, except "help", are greyed out.
Also the disk is given no "name"/letter and no file system is identified. (it doesn't show up when I open my computer either).
Can anyone tell me what to do?
I just need to clean/format/wipe it so I can install Windows on it and use it in a new PC
Formatting in progress :-) thanks a lot for your quick reply!
I couldn't remove the existing partition because the disk was GPT protected. Which I had forgotten all about and hence did not mention before, sorry about that.
Using Diskpart I removed the protection and the formatting is being carried out.