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Is it safe to force a dismount to format a volume in Windows?

I am using format command in cmd to format a USB flash drive. M:\>format /FS:FAT32 /Q Required parameter missing - M:\>format M: /FS:FAT32 /Q Insert new disk for drive M: and press ENTER when ...
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Bitlocker won't initialize on a 4TB drive with 4K sectors

I'm trying to enable BitLocker on a 4TB drive with 4K physical sectors (Advanced Format) on a 64-bit Windows 7 box with SP1. The drive is partitioned GPT (1 partition using all of the available ...
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Windows 7, raid 1 with advanced format drive

I had a nice software raid 1 (using windows 7 raid) working when one of my drives failed. I replaced it by another one (WD blue 1 TB) which uses 4k sectors, and this makes windows unhappy (Cannot ...
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What is my miniport's service name?

i am trying to query the physical sector size of my drive using fsutil: C:\Windows\system32>fsutil fsinfo ntfsinfo c: NTFS Volume Serial Number : 0x78cc11b2cc116c1e Version : ...
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Migrate Win7 upgrade from 63 sector to 4096 sector advanced format disk

If I use the Windows 7 backup on a system that has the 63 sector starting location and restore it to an advanced format 4096 sector system, will the restore create the starting sector at 63 or 4096?
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Advanced format partition alignment

I cloned a non Advanced Format drive (W7 64bit) to a new hard drive (Seagate) that was AF, the software I used supposedly does not support 4k very well (Todo Backup Free 3.5). Is there a Windows ...
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How to Clone Win7 from 512b sectors to 4096b sectors

I'm using a new Thinkpad and I'm trying to upgrade the drive from a 250GB to a 640GB. I grabbed a WD Scorpio Blue and a ByteCC USB/SATA adapter. First I tried booting Linux and doing a dd ...