My computer has three hard drives, one with Windows 7 installed, one with Vista installed, and one storage drive. For a while I was dual-booting W7 and Vista, but now that I no longer need the Vista installation I'd like to format that drive.
I used EasyBCD to remove the option of booting to Vista. (My computer now boots directly to W7.) There is no longer any data I wish to keep on the Vista drive at all. When I go to Disk Management in Windows 7, however, it will not let me format the drive. It gives the error: "Windows cannot format the system partition on this disk."
What steps do I need to take to format the Vista drive so that I can re-purpose it?
If it matters, in Disk Management it lists the Vista drive as Drive 0, my storage drive as Drive 1, and my W7 drive as D2.