"Mark partition as active"
#992191 - 10/06/12 01:45 PM
I have bought a couple of external 500 gig USB drives and formatting them as NTFS. But
after creating the partition it asks if I want to make the partition active. On the
Microsoft web site it says only make a partition 'active' if it is going to have an
operating system installed on it.
On other web sites it says this only applies
if it is the c:drive (or first drive the bios sees)
After partitioning and
formatting, one PC will 'see' the drive and the other PC doesn't saying 'this drive is not
formatted do you want to format it now?' even though it has been formatted and works ok on
the other PC
Will making it 'active' fix this problem?
I only have
a little test data on the drives so far to check I can navigate folders etc