Hello I have an issue where a new PC build recently completed isn't allowing me to format my 'secondary' hard drive. I'll explain in detail what I have done, and perhaps this will help anyone who can assist.
Before I do I think the issue COULD be that with a new PC build using 2 hard drives can cause an issue when installing the O/S, I read that Windows for some reason may add a part of the O/S wherever it wants regardless of what you want, so I explored the option that maybe the boot or some other part of the O/S was installed on the 'problem drive', I disconected the sata connect and the drive from the power tree, so to speak, and my PC behaves as it always has since I first switched it on, so no issues with there being anything needed on this drive I disconnected.
I wanted to just run my O/S and Star Craft2 from my SSD (primary) and use a 1TB HDD for everything else, storage etc.
I posted a screen of my disk manager below, and it shows all drives as healthy, the drive I can't use (disk 1) is showing..
I tried to format the HDD in the command prompt, running it as administrator, using the diskpart tool, and I keep getting a 'unable to format'.
I'm running Windows 8.
I did download and try using Easus Partition Manager also, but still received errors along the lines 'can't/won't/unable to'
I'll try reconnect the drive later and as I understand it, Windows should detect it and get it ready to go automatically, but I may be wrong.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.