I'm running Windows XP Pro. I have everything on an IBM Deskstar 60GB GPX and I only have been using about half of it to be honest. I recently acquired a new Maxtor 40GB hard drive that I've been using recently as a backup for my 60GB. I had the idea that I wanted to:
1)Format the 40GB & use it as my new system disk
2)Back up precious data from my 60GB onto the 40GB (new system disk)
3)And then format my 60GB and use it as a dedicated audio drive for my home recording studio
Well windows won't let me format, or even partition my 40GB. I think it has something to do with the paging file. Windows keeps saying that I cannot format because the disk contains a paging file. The only thing is, I can't seem to remedy the situation.
I took a screen shot you can view here. As you can see, pretty much all of my right-click options are grayed out. Any ideas? I've looked up just about every single query string on google & windows help, but still nothing of use.
SCREENSHOT of WIndows Disk Management:
(Ps -- I don't have an A: drive. So an application that creates floppies like Maxtor MaxBlast isn't an option for me. Booting of a floppy isn't an option.)