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Formatting old hdd

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November 24, 2012 6:11:00 AM

ive got my os onto my new ssd but now cant seem to format my c drive due to that being the old one. when i try it says that there may be some services using this drive but there shouldnt be due to me booting on the ssd can neone help me with this

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November 24, 2012 12:11:20 PM

You probably forgot to disconnect that drive before installing Windows on the SSD.
You'll have to format it outside of Windows, using a bootable CD containing the DOS "Format" command.
November 24, 2012 1:55:25 PM

and how do i go about doing that where can i get the bootable disk and how do i do it outside of windows?
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