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. m 0 l 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? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedClean install with windows 8.1 oem disc on new ssd before formatting old hdd Forum old HDD to new build: is formatting by windows CD enough? Forum Formatting old hdd Forum SolvedCan I just transfer old storage HDD to new computer as same storage HDD without formating? Forum SolvedUsing old HDD with 8.1 installed in new build format, sysprep, what? Forum SolvedNew Motherboard and my old HDD with Win8.1 working good! (No format/reinstallation) Question** Forum SolvedHow to format an old 80GB HDD on Vista32, after 99% says HDD too big for FAT32? Forum SolvedHow to format my old HDD that used to have my OS Forum SolvedUsing an old HDD with new SSD, Should i format HDD? Forum SolvedFresh Windows 8 Installed on SSD, 'Windows was unable to complete the format' on old HDD with Windows 8 installation. Forum SolvedNeed some help with formating a old hdd Forum My 2nd hard drive needs formating but has windows folder in it (not my os, my mates old HDD) Forum useing old hhd as seccond hdd after format Forum SolvedUpgrading, but need to format old HDD to sell. Forum This should be an easy one for you guys - New SSD, fresh install of Win 7, now I can't format the old HDD Forum Installed a new SSD and new Windows, left old HDD as storage, worked for 2 weeks and now says it needs to be formatted, help! Forum Windows 8 not assigning a drive letter to an old XP formatted HDD Forum Just installed a SSD, proper way to format old HDD? Forum SolvedFormatting SSD without altering HDD Forum SolvedFormatting an HDD Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !