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Reformat a secodary HD

\015 I replaced the original HD on my Toshiba laptop. I use the recovery CD\342\200\231s to install all the software. Now I try to recover or reformat the HD with recovery CD\342\200\231s and nothing happens. I also try the suggested steps on this web site but the \342\200\234format\342\200\235 word is not highlighted. \015\012Can any one help?\015\012Thanks\015\012jm\015

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Am I correct to understand that you are attempting to install your operating system on the new hard drive, but are not successful? Or are you trying to reformat the old drive?
\015\012What OS are you using, XP or Vista?
\015\012It sounds like you will need to create a bootable image of your operating system to use for the new installation. I recommend you make a slipstream CD with service packs applied to use for the install.
\015\012Here is a step by step guide that takes you through the process of installing the HD.
\015\012What I think you want to do is called creating a bootable disk for what is known as a clean install.
\015\012If you are trying to install xp, have a look here and here and here
\015\012Finally, here is an article that is a little dated but explains the process you will be following in those previous links. create installation cd
\015\012I hope I have understood your question correctly, and this information allows you to resolve this issue.
\015\012If not please post back with a clarification.
\015\012If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take a moment to kindly rate this post....thanks!
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