Converted my slave drive from fat32 to ntfs little did i know that the cluster size is only 512k and it takes a huge performance hit, my primary drive is 4096 and they only way to get the slave drive to 4096 is to format. Well im have problems getting the dam thing formatted, in windows and the command line is a no go, it says the drive is in use. I need a bootable cd, i have no floppy drive, tryed ultimate boot cd cant get it to boot. Anyone know where i can get simple boot cd or a another method of formatting in windows?
athlon 64 3000 (stock)
evga 6800GT (stock)
asus K8N-E deluxe nforce 3 250gb mobo
1 gig XMS corsair memory
120GB WD HD
80GB Maxtor HD
Lite-on DVD/CD RW
sound blaster audigy 2 zs
antec SLK3700 350w
Windows XP SP2, directx 9.0c, Nvidia 65.73 forceware drivers
Use the control panel, Administrative tools, Disk Management. If you try to go to My Computer, and right click Format, it never works. Have to do it from Administrative tools. Just reformatted my 80 GB (the backup drive) like that.