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

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Windows 8 stuck installing update

I just restarted my laptop to finish installing a Windows update and now it is stuck on please wait. I have tried a system restore but there is only one restore point in the list and it does not ...
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Recover truecrypted NTFS HDD after quick format without rescue disk

The whole external hard disk NTFS partition was encrypted using TrueCrypt. I accidentally run quick format on it. I can still mount this partition using truecrypt after restoring volume header but ...
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formatting ext3 to fat32/ntfs on windows 7

In a failed attempt to install Linux Mint on an external hard drive, I damaged the disk. Now, it does not show up in the 'My Computer' folder or in Disk Management. I speculate it might have to do ...
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How can I change the default date format?

When I paste a date into Excel 2010 in the format "2012-12-07 00:00:00.000" I'd like it to be displayed by default as "2012-12-07", but it is actually displayed as "00:00.0". I know I can work ...
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Make a number display without decimals and rounding in Excel

I want to just enter a number for the amount of inventory we have. I do not want decimal places and I want to type in the number without it rounding. For example when I type in 6, it reads as 0.06 ...
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Why does newline come before space in the output of hexdump?

Using hexdump, printing these characters in the "canonical" format gives the output that I expect, while the default format throws me off. $ echo " " |hexdump # Reversed? 0000000 ...
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How to disable template auto-format in Eclipse?

I have a template (sleep) in Eclipse 4.2.1 that should expand to try { Thread.sleep(1000); } catch (Exception e) {} I want Eclipse to add it as one line, just as I put it in the template. However, ...
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Formatting a 3tb drive

I have purchased 2 WD red 3tb drives to store my music library (it has outgrown the 1tb drives). One drive is the library, the other is backup. They will be housed in a Vantec 2 drive enclosure, ...
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Reduce size of MP4

I have a MP4 file with a lengh of 22:44. Here are the details: Video: width: 720 px height: 404 px data bitrate: 1022 kBit/s overall bitrate: 1182 kBit/s fps: 24 codec: H264 - MPEG4 AVC ...
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Formatting from the Windows disc

I have HP notebook that has a SSD. I cannot format the disk because the disk can not be seen. I've tried to use the steps from Col's answer to Can't install windows 7 on SSD drive, but in once of the ...
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Format USB flash drive as readonly [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make a USB drive read only Can you make a flashdrive read-only? Is there any way to format a USB partition as readonly? Obviously any operating system could re-format ...
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Unable to format and install Windows

I am unable to format my hard disk and intall Windows XP. When I boot using Windows XP Professional CD ROM and do the setup, I end up in the below screen. I couldn't delete any partition and install ...
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Format Excel cells to display as '##:##:##'

I'm trying to format cells in Excel so that they display the total duration of phone calls as hh:mm:ss, but Excel is giving me errors. Sometimes durations are only mm:ss (49:10), or even just ss ...
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Locking down firmware to keep stolen laptop from being formatted?

On the Mac laptops there are ways through the terminal to lock down the computer so that if someone tries to format the computer they won't be able to do it without the password. This way locks down ...
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Can I boot, format and install Windows XP without a keyboard?

How can I bootup, format and drive and install XP without a keyboard? Is it possible?
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How can I zebra-format rows in Excel 2010 automatically?

I've got a long list of data (export from MySQL) that I want to print out to tick each row after I've done stuff with it. Is there an easy way in Excel 2010 on Windows to make the table ...
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Weird formatting in Word 2010

A few months ago while writing a paper, I copied some paragraphs created in one computer to a different computer. I guess the formatting was different. Please see the following image: I noticed ...
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Making chart from custom data format in Excel 2010

I am defining custom data format via Apache POI. I know I need to use following construction: DataFormat data = this.workbook.createDataFormat(); ...
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What exactly is my computer doing when I format a disk? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does Format Do? I've been formatting all matter of media for years, but I'm unclear on what exactly formatting even is. I know that it prepares the disk to be used ...
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Copy text value and formatting to another cell

I have to call the text value of cell A1 using index+match function to A2. A1 contains two fonts – Calibri (11) and Times New Roman (20). I want to get the same text format in cell A2. How can I ...
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How to format a Microsoft Excel 2007 cell in hexadecimal?

I would like a format a cell in Microsoft Excel 2007 in hexadecimal but am not finding how to do this. Is there a built-in way to change the base from 10 to 16 for a cell?
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Is there a risk in deleting one partition when formatting another on the same physical disk? [closed]

I am planning to reinstall windows on my computer (clean install, meaning formatting the disk). I already have 2 partitions, C: and D:, and I already have my important stuff in D: (the same physical ...
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How to have Excel show numeric values as custom “currencies” (eg. copper, silver, gold)?

I would like to have the following format in a cell in Excel: 123g 99s 99c 100 copper (c) = 1 silver (s) 100 silver = 1 gold (g) So that, if I enter 12394 it'll be shown as "1g 23s 94c". Is that ...
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How Many times can we low level format a disk drive without damaging it? [closed]

I heard that doing too many Low Level formats can damage the hard drive. But it make things really fast and remove almost all the malware infections. So, my question is, how many times can we do the ...
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Is it possible to create a table structure to an existing data in word 2007?

I have some data that is organized properly in MS word 2007. Now I need to put this data into a table structure. Since there is so much of such data I just cant manually arrange them. Is there a way ...
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Which video format should I use with Media Player? xcode

I want to reduce my video's byte,so which video format should I use with Media Player? Thanks.
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How do I back up my 100% full Macbook hard drive, format, install Windows and recover the files?

I want to keep everything. I should be able to just highlight all, drag it onto an external drive and feel safe. How can I verify that all my files are safely copied to the external drive?
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Detect corrupted files after unformating the drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Automating the scanning of graphics files for corruption Successful data recovery but most files are corrupted I tried to recover data from a 'accidentally' formatted ...
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formatted my dell and lost the sata drivers

i formatted my dell studio 1555 laptop hard drive and when i try to install windows 7 it shows up a message that says " a required cd/dvd drive devise driver is missing . if you have a driver ...
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I lost my windows 7 CD and my hard drive was cleared. What should I do? [duplicate]

Related Questions: Install Windows 7 from USB flash drive How can I reinstall Windows 7 if I lost my installation DVD? I'm trying to boot from an old Vista disk but I'm not getting ...
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ms excel 2010 in windows xp - when open workbook the data is formatted differently than when i saved it

I haven't been able to find an answer to this. I have multiple files that I use regularly in excel that now have cell formats of "date". Every single cell in the entire workbook (all sheets) is ...
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Linux format hard disk, the data should not be recoverable

i am new to linux can any one give me a suggestion on how to format hard disk that is i need to clean the data,data should not recover again it should be permanently deleted.
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How can I format Windows XP SP3 without having a CD-ROM drive?

My desktop is full of useless things, so I want to format my drive. I have made some changes in C:\WINDOWS to run some software and themes, but perhaps due to this WinToFlash is not working. I don't ...
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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 ...