Clean a Stand-alone Drive

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista

To complete this procedure, you need the appropriate administrative credentials for the affected Removable Storage item. To maintain system security, rather than logging on as an administrator, log on as a user without administrative credentials and then run Removable Storage with administrative credentials.

To run Removable Storage with administrative credentials

  1. Open a command prompt with administrative credentials. To do this, click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then point to Run as administrator.

  2. Provide administrative credentials for an account in the Administrators group and then click Submit. A command prompt with administrative credentials opens.

  3. At the command prompt, type mmc.exe.

Clean a stand-alone drive

To clean a stand-alone drives

  1. In Removable Storage, click Drives.

  2. Right-click the drive, and then click Mark as Clean.

Additional considerations

  • To clean a stand-alone drive, you manually insert a cleaning cartridge into the stand-alone drive. This procedure is performed only to notify Removable Storage that a stand-alone drive has been manually cleaned so that a record can be kept in the Removable Storage database.

  • This procedure applies only to cleaning the drive in a stand-alone drive library.