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

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Recommended Xbox 360 Video Format?

What is the recommended or native video format for the Xbox 360? I have a Plex DLNA server setup and I dont want it to have to convert on the fly. So what is the recommended Xbox 360 video playback ...
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A non-diskette MS-DOS boot disk

I want to format a device to be an MS-DOS boot disk but I dont have a floppy disk drive. Unless you show me one on ebay thats 5 dollars or less I cant buy it. I wanted to know If I could format ...
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Can I install standard drivers in a windows 7 macbook?

Can I simple format the macbook pro HD and install windows 7 then use the bootcamp drivers inside the macos dvd? Does Windows 7 installation in a mac use the same drivers as a standard PC (I mean ...
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Save Document: “ALL FORMATS”

When saving a document in Writer, does All Formats (in the drop-down menu) mean that when sent as an email attachment, the document will always be faithfully displayed in any format (listed in the ...
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How Format a USB as Mac OS x Extended on Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I format a partition as HFS on a PC? Is there a piece of software that can help me do this on Windows 7? My overall goal is to create a portable Mac OS X boot ...
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Adding new hard drives to debian linux

So am total noob at linux and I am trying to setup a debian home server, Ive added 2x 2tb hard drives and unlike windows where I would see a C:/ D:/ etc.. I see nothing So my question is how can I ...
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How can I reformat microSD cards that were created read-only?

My company was burning some microSD cards (4000 of them) and the multi burning machine we were using gives us the option to make the microSD read-only. I didn't know this was possible, but ...
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How do I format an SSD to be used as the hibernation drive? (Acer S3)

I have an Acer Aspire S3 ultrabook. It comes with two separate drives, one 320 gb hdd and a 20 gb ssd, which Windows uses for hibernation. I formatted the SSD and installed Ubuntu on it. How do I ...
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How do I recover files from a RAW-formatted external HDD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: RAW to NTFS (Data already recovered so not important) My external HDD suddenly changed to RAW format so i can't access it anymore. Is formatting the disk to NTFS and ...
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Symbolic links when formatted

I have a symbolic link in C drive to a location on D drive. If I delete the C drive partition or format C drive, will it delete/destroy the files on D drive? I run windows 7
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How do I mark/make the C drive unbootable while within Windows XP?

How do I reformat the boot drive or mark the boot drive as unbootable while booted into Windows XP? Caveat: I want to be able to do this without having to boot to another type of media to do this. ...
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Format code in Bluefish?

I asked a similar question on webmasters.stackexchange.com and was directed here. How do I format code in Bluefish HTML editor? There's auto-indenting, that's easy enough to find. Is there a button ...
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Why does Excel treat long numeric strings as scientific notation even after changing cell format to text

I'm trying to process some data in Excel. The data includes numeric account numbers and other long numeric strings (like cell phone MEIDs). I am not doing math operations on these strings, so I want ...
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Completely format the C drive before installing Windows 7

How can I completely format my C drive? Usually when I install Windows I let it do the format, but it seems to keep a Windows.old folder and other folders that were already on the C drive. It doesn't ...
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Cannot format SD memory card

Hello everyone I have a SD memory card which is of local manufacturer it allows to read & copy from it but not write as it is now write-protected so i want to format that card but could not. To ...
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Laptop hot after format

I recently formatted an HP G62 Laptop and installed all drivers from the HP site that should be installed for this model. But i noticed a very strange behavior, using Coretemp, the temp is always ...
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Format USB Drive with FAT on Mac with different Allocation Unit Size

I've been asked to format a USB Drive with a larger Allocation Unit Size than the default. I'm using a Mac, Snow Leopard. In Disk Utility, I am unable to see anything to do with Allocation Unit ...
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Decoding .rgb file into readable image data?

I've extracted some image assets out of a popular Simpsons game but I can't find any application to read or convert them, and I'm not even sure what format they are in, besides for their .rgb ...
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Would interrupting a partitioning process cause my Hard Drive to become bad? Can I fix it with a full format?

I was trying to partition my hard drive to install windows 7 without losing data, but I thought the process had locked up so I stopped it and restarted my computer. I tried again and it worked, but ...
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What is the best drive format to share data between Mac, Linux and OS X?

Note: I'm not asking how... I know that. I'm currently using Paragon Software's drivers which let you access all drive formats from all OSes (e.g. the Linux drive from OSX or the OSX drive from Win7, ...
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Does long-format in Windows zero-write the hard drive?

Specifically, I am long-formatting to ExFAT. Is this filling my external HDD with zeros? If not, how can I do this with a 230GB SATA hard drive in an external USB caddy?
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exFAT to NTFS formatting troubles

I recently ran a chkdsk on 2.5" 230GB SATA HDD but the plug was pulled before the end of the chkdsk and since then it wouldn't boot up. Deciding to scrap all data on the HDD (no longer needed it), I ...
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how format a usb drive in the right way? (FAT 32 to NTFS)

I bought two usb drives (8 GB) a few days ago. One of them is HP a v245L - 8 GB and the other one is a Silicon Power - 8GB. Their format was FAT32, so i reformatted them to ntfs with my windows 7 ...
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Complete Format [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Securely erasing all data from a hard drive I am using Windows 7 64bit on normal HD drives. SATA 2. I don't have a boot disc or copy of Windows. I want to complete ...
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cannot format bad hard disk

I think I have a problem with my hard drive. I tried to boot the system, and it was taking a long time. After a while it said that the drive was not bootable. I tried running check disk, but it was ...
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How do I display the available disk space of a mount in specific format?

I would like to display the available disk space of a mount in xx% format, For example: sh-3.1$ df -h /opt/Application/Disk1/ Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on ...
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Cannot Format Hard Drive Windows 7

Hi I have a problem in a laptop of mine that suddenly stopped working and keeps on telling me to launch repair Wizard and then restarts again. I am trying to just format the hard drive. I have burned ...
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Disc Format Settings for Video DVDs

Does anyone know what disc settings are required for video DVDs? There are plenty of programs that can simplify writing a video DVD (ie Book B, a disc playable on a traditional standalone DVD player) ...
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No Programs, or Windows Explorer shows .FBX files

Nothing, nothing at all shows up when i try to find my .FBX file. And yes. I am sure it is the right place.
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Which video format requires least transcoding for versatile media streaming

I know this question is related a bit to this here, but I have a more specific aim. I want to stream videos (in 1080p quality with multiple sound channels) to different devices (iOS, Xbox 360, PS3, ...
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How can I produce a single document for a multitude of formats and screen sizes?

I've been writing a Word document that I want to distribute online. However, I want the document to be accessible to everyone, including People who want to print it on A4/Letter from PDF. Note that ...
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Vim tabs: When using Vim, how do you make it so that ALL your files you manipulate from now on will have 4-space tabs with vertical tab marks?

I just copied over (recursively) a directory from a remote machine and would like to work on the files on my own computer. However, whenever I used Vim remotely, every tab automatically did two ...
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Missing space on Flash drive (USB) - Can't reformat it also

I have a flash drive which is given as a freebie. I don't know who manufactured it. It got infected by a virus. I am trying to reformat it but I am always receiving a "Windows was unable to complete ...
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did not find any hard disk

I just bought a laptop. It came with Windows Vista Home. I wasn't that happy with the performance so I decided to downgrade to XP. I used a USB to USB cable and formated the hard drive. I booted from ...
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What does sfdisk do, and how does it compare to fdisk or parted?

I was looking over documentation for ZFS for Linux and I came accross a command that the instructions tell me to run to prepare a disk for use. The command was; sfdisk -q /dev/zvol/tank/fish ...
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What disk image should I use with VirtualBox, VDI, VMDK, VHD or HDD?

Latest versions of VirtualBox supports several formats for virtual disks, but they forgot to provide a comparison between them. VDI VMDK VHD HDD Now, I am interested about a recommendation or ...
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Cannot write, format, nor erase flash drive

I have a 4gig flash drive, which I can read from but not write on, erase, nor format in any computer (tried in 7 different computers including xp, vista, and win7). I want to erase all the data ...
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How to format External Western Digital hard disk when all NTFS boot sectors cannot be written to

I want to format my external hard drive which is a Western Digital 500GB, through cmd dos command. But it fails because all NTFS boot sectors are not writable. Here are the commands I gave and what I ...
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When drafting a new Word page, the line spacing shows as double spaced, even though I only push enter once

When typing a new document in Word 2010, when I press the "Enter" key, the text on the screen jumps down as if I pressed the key twice (or want a double space) inbetween the text lines. Example, ...
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How can I pretty print erb in BBedit indenting rails tags and not just markup?

I want to re-indent my code but the rails tags <% foo %> get aligned to the left with no indentation. What I'm using is: markup > utilities > format > pretty print Does anyone know if ...
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“theora_encode_init failed” when converting FLV to OGG Theora video using FFmpeg

How can I use FFmpeg to convert a flash video (.flv) to an OGG Theora video to display in HTML 5? When I tried using ffmpeg -i dayinthelife.wmv -vcodec libtheora -acodec libvorbis -b 750k ...
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How do I backup a partition?

I want to backup a partition of my present harddisk to another hard-disk. If I use Windows Backup, it only offers to backup the system drive. I have a partition/drive which contains some precious ...
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“You need to format your disk before you can use it” when hard disk is plugged in

When I plug in my hard disk it says, "you need to format your disk before you can use it" but when I click format, it says "Windows could not finish the format" that means my hard disk spoil? I can't ...
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Reformat soft RAID-5 Ubuntu

I built a linux (Ubuntu) box a year ago and decided to have some fun and use a soft RAID 5. I followed the instructions here. Things seemed to work fine, but now it's time to reformat the computer ...
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Seagate FreeAgent Portable Drive suddenly doesn't want to open

I have a Seagate FreeAgent Portable Drive. It was fine yesterday night when I was using it but this morning when I plugged it in, my computer didn't autoplay it and when I clicked it on the computer, ...
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How to change the font of the heading number in Microsoft Word 2003?

How do you change the font of the heading number? If I get into the Styles and Formatting tab, then click on the drop down arrow of the heading I want to modify, and then edit the font in the Modify ...
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MIcrosoft Word 2003 - Can you import heading styles from other Microsoft Word documents?

For some reason, my copy of Microsoft Word 2003 has its headings all strange-like. I have a document with much nicer headings that I want to use. Is there an easy way to import these to my Word 2003 ...
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How to recognize that data on HDD have been recovered after format (NTFS)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recover data loss from accidental quick format Best undelete tool for NTFS/FAT? I have a question if I am able to recognize that data on HDD have been recovered after ...
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How can I format my harddrive in FreeDOS?

I zero'd out my hard drive with something called kill disk. It unfortunately doesn't have a format option. So now my hard drive is basically 20GB of unallocated space. When I boot from my USB (which ...
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My laptop takes ages to startup, after recent format. Whats up?

After a boot sector crash, I formatted my hard drive and reinstall Windows 7 from scratch. Although my laptop now takes ages to startup (about 10-15mins!) and after I'm logged in, everything lags! ...