Stupid question about partition

Ok, i'm a software guy and don't know too much about this hardware stuff.  I have a computer with a 40GB drive.  I partitioned it in half and installed Windows 2000 on one half with the intention of installing Linux on the 2nd partition.  Well, I decided against it and would like to make that 2nd unformatted partition available for Windows use.

how do I go about it?  I don't want to reinstall windows.  How can I format this second partition?

Thanks,
KABOOM!
KABOOMAsked:
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ExcelRayCommented:
There's no need for any third party "solutions."  Right click My Computer and click Manage.  In the MMC (Microsoft Management Console), go to Disk Management.  You should see your second partition in there.  Right click on it (either the top or the bottom pane, doesn't matter) and click Format.  Even if it's currently an unrecognizable file system, 2000 can still format it and make it useable.

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griesshCommented:
Get a copy of PartitionMagic from Powerquest. That will let you manage your partition sizes ...

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ExcelRayCommented:
Woo hoo!  Thanks!
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griesshCommented:
I guess I should start reading the question right ... way too hot here ... I thought you have to RESIZE ...

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ExcelRayCommented:
You must be in PA also where it's like 600° today.
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griesshCommented:
Arctic Circle :-) ... Boston, MA
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