ESIA Configuration

By krazzy.killa.01 ·
I have a 200gb hard disk it has a ESIA Configuration when i check it in the disk management.I want to format it.which Free software should i use???.with out changing it into slave.

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Well it depends on what type of Partition you want here

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to ESIA Configuration

Assuming that you are using some form of Windows what is wrong with opening the Drive Management and right clicking on the Drive and selecting Format from the Drop Down Menu? You can then chose what type of Partition you want FAT32 or NTFS.

As this a 200 GIG HDD a XP SP1 or 2 Install Disc is capable of formatting it as you load Windows.

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Software Needed

by krazzy.killa.01 In reply to Well it depends on what t ...

1. it does not allow me to format it in the diskmangement.

2.isn't there any software i could install and then format the drive.

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If this is the System Drive you can not format it

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Software Needed

With the OS running so you can not format it from Within Windows. You need to runt he Format Option from outside Windows so you use the Install Disc that is provided with Windows or the Recovery Partition on the HDD to Format the HDD when it is a System Drive.

Failing that you can use something like Kill Disc to wipe the HDD so it is blank and any Data on it unrecoverable


Then use some kind of Boot Disc to Format the HDD or the OS install Disc. Depending on which OS is in use here it depends on what type of File System and how many Partitions you need to make when you format the HDD.

So if you are using Windows the Windows Install Disc should be used to first Format the HDD then you can let the Install Process Finish.

Or you can use this link to download a Boot Disc set and use that if you are using Windows.


However if you are using some form of Linux, Unix or BSD you should use the Install Disc for your OS as that will make the required number of Partitions and of the correct type for your OS.

If you are intending to load anything onto this HDD you should use your OS Install Disc to format it.


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