Then for Windows 2000/XP, do the following:
- Right click on My Computer
- Choose Manage (This will open the Computer Management window).
- Go to the Storage category and select Disk Management
- Right click the new drive (usually listed as Hard Disk 1) and "initialize"
- You now have the option to partition and format the drive.
- The default settings of Primary Partition and NTFS- Quick Format are recommended for most users.