The arrangement of data for storage or display, also used as a term to empty a partition.

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Will hp system recovery delete all partitions I created?

I've got a HP n012tx laptop. It was released an year ago. I have created 5 partitions in it. I got a recovery partition with it but I have never used it...will doing recovery erase all my partitions ...
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Unable to format RAW USB Flash Drive

I have a Kingston 4GB Datatraveller USB flash drive that has seemingly become corrupted. On my main computer, the drive continually connects and disconnects and shows up as an Unknown Device. On my ...
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is it possible to convert .nmf audio file to .wav format

Can audio files in "nmf" format be converted to "wav" format? If so, what is the appropriate tool to do so? If it cannot be converted, then what is the workaround? Some sites on the net say that ...
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Format system and preserve RAID

I have a system on an SSD, and beside that, a set of 4 disks are connected over software RAID 5. I have a problem with that system now and I'd like to format that system and install a new one. If I ...
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How to count two different column?

I really need your help regarding the below table, I need a formula to show me how many pending/closed for each project. Project Status Project Pending Closed VIVA closed ...
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How to clear any partitioning on an USB flash device on Win7 without admin rights?

I am in a bit of a bind. I need to use my USB device to create a live-usb in order to boot into either my Windows7 partition. However, I do not have access to a computer with admin rights in order to ...
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Flash Memory device now shows 31MB capacity after using as linux live-usb device [duplicate]

The actual capacity of the USB device is 8GB, but after using it as a live-usb device the available memory has reduced to 31MB. I tried formatting the device but that does not solve the problem. Any ...
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Formatting HDD containing VHD

I want to format my hard drive however I lack a second or sufficient external storage to backup my important files. Is it possible to create a VHD and then format the physical hard drive without ...
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Convert ext4 hard drive to ntfs fromat without formatting

I have a 1TB external hard drive with about 800gb data of ext4 format. Is there a way of converting it to ntfs format without having to format hence losing my data?
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MS Word 2013 Format change for a single page without effecting the rest of the document [duplicate]

How do I make a single page landscape 11" x 17" while the rest of the document stays 8.5" x 11" in portrait?
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16 GB USB flash drive capacity down to 938 MB

After writing the FreeNAS IMG to a 16 GB USB flash drive, I can now only use 938 MB. I used the Win32 Disk Imager tool to write the IMG to the device. Then later, when I inserted the the USB drive ...
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Can't format drives?

Using a windows 8.1 64bit dell 9020 optiplex. It seems I can't format any drive. I've tried external drives, internal and even a VHD. Any time I try to format it, I get the following error Virtual ...
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Coloring separate rows based on matching of data in key cell

i have a excel file as i want change the sheet that after sort on key column(MasterID), any rows same as key column change color to similar. for example
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Format entire drive except windows operating system

On my laptop windows is installed on C: and there are lot of empty folder and unwanted files which I need to delete. So I prefer formatting the entire drive C: without the need to reinstall OS. In ...
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What are the general differences between a format and a protocol

I am still unsure about the distinction. I know that formats have definitions for symbols that represent data and how data is structured.
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cell format excel number to text

I have a file with 4 columns and over 7000 rows. The columns are formatted as Number or Geral. But I'm using a plugging for php (SimpleXLSX) to read the xlsx file and create queries to insert into a ...
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Excel TEXT function does not work properly

Let say I have the following values in the cells A1 : `=Now()` which displays 17.03.2014 13:45 A2 : 12.03.2014 Both are in date format and I have the function in another cells like this: B1 : ...
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How do I prevent Excel from changing the color of a clicked link?

I'm using Excel 2010. And as most Excel users know, if a cell is also a link, once you click it it turns to this awful purple color. For me this ruins the color coding I'm using to show the status ...
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Is there a way to bypass the MS-DOS(FAT32) drive format to copy large files without reformatting?

On OSX, I'm trying to copy a 7GB file to an external drive whose format is MS-DOS(FAT32), and am getting the Can't be copied because it is too large for the volume's format. message. According to ...
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Excel Format Cells Oddly Not Working

I want to format the number : 100007878 to be displayed like : 1 0000 7878 But when I put : # #### #### in Excel's formatting formula, I've got the following result : 100 007 878 I've ...
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Automatically formatting plain text files in Word

We have a legacy system that spits out text files that used to be printed on a 132-column printer. Some files have even longer lines, such as 169 characters. For whatever reason, the .DOC file ...
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How do I expand C: drive

My C: drive was getting pretty full and wanted to expand it with another SSD. I've tried to setup RAID-0 for the two SSD's. But that didn't really go as plan (don't know what went wrong, but I ...
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Will formatting C Drive wipe spanned drive on E/F?

I have Windows 7 on my SSD Drive, labeled C: I want to install Windows 8 but will formatting C drive wipe the spanned drive i have on the E/F Drives that i setup using disk management in windows 7? I ...
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The disk is not formatted error

I tried to insert "any" working USB flash drive and Windows XP says: The disk in drive I is not formatted. Do you want to format it now? The flash drives working on other computers, but not here. ...
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What is the difference between a quick and full format?

I am installing Windows XP on a computer and again I got to the point where it asks you to choose between a quick format and a full format. What is the difference? I know with Windows 7 & 8 ...
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How to format a memory card which is infected by a virus and antivirus is not able to delete it

I've bought a memory card which is recently infected by a virus. I tried to scan it with latest Bitdefender 2014 and Norton 2014 they both failed to delete the virus. Then I deleted the partition and ...
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external USB hard drive will only format to 41 gigs although it used to format to 700 gigs/Windows 7

I have an external hard drive, attached to a USB port, that used to format to about 700 gigs. I use Acronis to make nightly backups of my C: drive, my system drive. Suddenly my log file showed that ...
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Two HD's, Truecrypt full disk encryption, formatting and installing windows

like the title says, I have two physical drives, C: and D;. Both are full disk encrypted with Truecrypt. I would like to format C: and install windows, I'm upgrading from windows 7 to windows 8.1 and ...
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Is it possible to restore a Windows system disk encrypted with BitLocker after format? [duplicate]

I accidentally formatted my Windows 7 OS disk from my secondary OS in a moment of carelessness. It was an encrypted drive with BitLocker. I have not touched it since the formatting took place. Is it ...
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Strange issue with formulas and cells in Excel 2013

So I'm having these very strange excel issues with Excel 2013. I'm typing away, but then all of a sudden certain cells' fonts have more spacing between letters and when those cells contain numbers, ...
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How to format/repair a write-protected USB drive with I/O errors?

I ordered a bunch of 1GB usb drives from a semi-shady Chinese company. Most of them work just fine, but a couple of them won't let me format them because they are "write-protected." There is no write ...
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Convert a number stored as text to a number

I'm using Excel 2010, and have a spreadsheet of simple numbers (they're 1-5 ratings for a range of questions), so I have questions across the top, and each person's responses as a separate row. The ...
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Erase all data from Samsung laptop

I am selling my old Samsung laptop which I got in 2009, and I would like to erase all data. When I press F4 and go to Samsung Recovery and choose the restore, it restores my computer to the same state ...
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Can a failed disk in a RAID array be replaced by a disk with fewer total logical blocks?

Can a failed disk in a RAID array be replaced by a disk with slightly fewer total logical blocks? Specifically, Dell PERC 6 RAID controller; RAID5; Hitachi HUS153014VLS300 with 287140277 blocks; ...
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Unable to format and use flash drive

A long time ago I had to use a flash drive to recover a Chromebook, a tool from Samsung/Google formatted the flash drive with the needed Chrome OS. Now that I need the flash drive for something else, ...
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Would (potentially) hundreds of formats of a USB drive degrade its quality in any way?

I have been considering the following setup for a home forensic workstation: Machine A - my main machine, used for preparing files Machine B - the isolated forensic workstation, disconnected from my ...
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How I can change format of a picture?

I have windows 7 and I really can not find how change picture format without photoshop! Have windows 7 any standard program to do it? Thanks!
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Excel macros date format worldwide

On a Mac Mountain Lion, US locales, I'm working on a Spreadsheet with macros like TEXT(TODAY(), "yyyy-mm-dd")&" is the date" The problem is that the sheet is also used on computers set with ...
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Excel - Convert currency as text to numbers

I frequently copy and paste HTML tables into Excel to do quick aggregate operations (e.g. sums, averages, etc). In this example, PayPal, their HTML table contains text values like A | B ...
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USB Format Error

I'm having a real headache trying to reformat a USB drive. Initially it had a 200mb EFI partition and it caused the drive to disappear altogether. Since then I ran the CMD and wiped the disk using ...
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MSOutlook: Different formatting at different indentation levels

We use MS Outlook quite a lot and I like to follow a particular format when discussiong bugs/problems with other folks. I like to use 2 levels of indentation level in my text. The first (base) level ...
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Formatting an external HDD stuck at 70%

My external HDD which is a 250GB WD (powered by USB) seems to have problem! Whenever i try to copy some files, it stuck while copying. I decided to format it. So I used windows tool and performed the ...
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Restore specific folder after format?

I had quite an evening last night as one of my SSDs failed (one containing Windows install) and I had no backup. My other drives were full of pertinent files but were set as dynamic drives and thus I ...
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Don't break header/footer when making page landscape format

I have a document with a footer with page numbering and a header with some centered text. Long story short: I flipped one page to landscape format. Long story long: I made a forced page break to get ...
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Is the raw output of a webcam not always RGB or YUV?

[Actual question is in the last paragraph, I've posted my assumptions and thought process just in case it makes things cleared] This all started when I wanted to see what happened when too many ...
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Is it possible to burn a bootable OSX Mavericks ISO on a DVD?

My early 2011 Macbook Pro is almost full right now, and I was thinking about formatting and installing the new OSX Mavericks, because it's free. But. Since my Macbook came with OSX Lion 10.7.5 ...
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Need to format PDF file

I have a PDF file that contains a customer list from the program CF Data Systems: Structure. I need to import this customer data into QuickBooks, but the way QuickBooks imports requires it to be ...
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Avg times in mm:ss.0 format

I have a range of times formatted as mm:ss.0. The problem is trying to average these times. Time AVG 2:44.35 2:42.88 2:47.49 2:48.86 2:56.31 00:00.0
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custom scientific format in excel

In microsoft excel, I want to use the scientific format for a number. However the built-in format will the number with one digit in the left of the point. For example, it shows 2000000 as 2.0E+6. ...
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Is it possible to install Windows 8 on the SanDisk ReadyCache 32GB SSD drive?

I bought the SanDisk ReadyCache 32GB SSD drive this week. I didn't know about the caching stuff and thought that I would be able to install Windows 8 on it. Now I'm using it as a cache drive with the ...