Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Westminster, CO
via disk management in windows? i don't know if that'll even work - the best way to do it is to install the hard drive in your new computer, make sure your new comp is set to boot from the cd drive before the hard drive, boot it to the windows cd, and go thru the process to format the hard drive from the installation cd. you can ussually do that by simply deleting the partition that shows, and then re-add it with max capacity. as far as showing less gigs than what you think you bought, invaliddata is right on that topic. 250 gigs really means 250,000,000,000 bits (to the drive companies), when it should really be bytes... unfortunatly they go by gigabits instead of gigabytes when they sell them. it's supposed to be 1024 megs to a gig in all reality, but companies try to get away with whatever they can to make their dollar... i hope this helps - if you have any questions, feel free to pm - my actually profession is a computer repair tech, so i'm happy to help with what i can. good luck!