Formatting old hdd Tags: Hard Drives SSD Formatting Storage Last response: November 24, 2012 1:55 PM in Storage Share yauny32 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 More about : formatting hdd phil22 a c 79 G Storage 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. yauny32 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? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Transferring and formatting old HDD in place of new Forum Delete OS from HDD without formatting ? Forum Re-installing Windows 7 On SSD and Re- Formatting normal HDD Question? Forum How do I install a new HDD Enclosure without formatting and potentially losing a Forum Just installed a SSD, proper way to format old HDD ? Forum Accessing HDD data without Formatting Forum Upgrading, but need to format old HDD to sell. Forum New SSD Installation with Old HDD Forum Software that speeds up formatting a HDD with bad sectors? Forum Problem Formatting the HDD and Reinstalling XP Forum Formatting New HDD Forum Advisable to warm up HDD before formatting ? Forum Advisable to warm up HDD before formatting ? Forum How to delete an old "Windows" Folder from the 2nd hdd ? Forum Need help formatting HDD Forum New HDD with old MB Forum Old HDD 's aren't showing up in BIOS and are corrupting Windows 7 Forum Need up to date SSD advice. Forum SSD formatting help Forum HDD I/O Error after failed formatting Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !