Over the summer I crashed my laptop's hard drive and decided to upgrade to an SSD. I would like to use the old hard drive as external storage, but I can't seem to reformat it. My computer spent 2 weeks doing a long format, and that ended up failing.
Disk Management won't let me delete the partition or volume. I downloaded partition wizard, but that won't even try. I've seen some command prompt commands, but my system doesn't recognize the commands.
When the disk crashed, my computer wouldn't boot at all. It would get to the "Windows Starting" screen, and never get passed it. I couldn't do anything with it with a linux live CD, and I'm unsuccessful with Windows as well.
Anyone have more suggestions? I can answer questions if you have any.