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

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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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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! ...
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Format PC without losing the data [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Clean (re)install of Windows 7 Is there a way to format PC (Windows, Windows 7 to be precise) without losing the data in it?
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Downloadable map data usable in applications [closed]

I wish to create a small pathfinder application with maps. Where can I download navigation European map data and find documentation about their formats?
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Installing Windows ME on a PC with a damaged floppy

I have a huge problem, I want to install Windows ME on an old PC, but I really dont know how. I have installed XP a million times, but WinMe is different, can you help me install WinMe without a ...
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How to format a pen drive in linux

My pendrive has become read only. I want to format it using Linux - how do I do that? If I run mkfs.vfat \dev\sdc1, it doesn't work.
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Formatting destination HDD with an unattend.xml file from WDS

When deploying a Windows 7 image using WDS, everything is as I'd like it to be apart from having to choose the drive and format it. If I forget to do this it installs over the existing partition. I ...
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How to format Ext2 in Windows XP?

I want to format my USB stick to ext2. I have following tools installed. But don't know how to use them for my case: Cygwin – I'm just a starter and not surely know how to use. (mkfs is also ...
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Recover Windows 7 license key from formatted drive

I recently performed a fresh install of Windows 7 on my computer, but only as I deleted the old partition (that contained my old Windows 7 install) did I remember I hadn't extracted my Windows ...
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How can I access the files on my 16 GB SDHC card?

I own a Nikon camera which I use with a Transcend 16 GB SDHC card. The camera possesses a built-in formatting tool and everything just works, and I am able to take pictures and they are saved to the ...
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Formatting a hard drive for just OS X using a PC?

I'm looking to format an external hard drive for use exclusively Mac OS X (for use with the time machine feature), but the Mac that I'm using is too slow to format the entire harddrive. Considering ...
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RAW to NTFS (Data already recovered so not important)

Recently something went wrong with my external WD passport. It is not accesible anymore in Win 7 and the type is now currently RAW. I recovered all the data so formatting it is no issue. I tried ...
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Is UDF an ok substitute for ext3?

I'm thinking of doing the UDF thing to share files between windows and linux. Is UDF a viable option for /home Is UDF a viable option for / Can windows XP correctly read sparse files I created in ...
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How to recover formatted drive data [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best undelete tool for NTFS/FAT? I was making partition in my computer and computer turned off by mistake. When I started my computer there was only one drive instead of ...
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Restoring a SD card after using it to root a device

I recently purchased the Nook Touch reading device. I rooted it using the instructions on nookdevs.com Rooting included using win32diskimager to somehow transfer an .img file onto the card. Rooting ...
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How to stop automatic conversion from text to hyper links?

How to stop in Excel automatic conversion from text to hyper links with formatting style? I know that this feature is good in most cases, but I work on report creation and I have problem with long ...
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Can I restore my laptop to my company's domain after formatting?

Right now my laptop is using Windows XP Professional 32-bit, and I have a copy of Win7 Pro 32-bit that I want to install. I would prefer a clean install, as I do not need any of the software on my XP ...
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Mounting Image into pendrive resulted in loss of size

I have downloaded a image file of Chromium OS and mounted it into my pen drive (4GB) using Ultra ISO software. It occupied 2GB of my drive. Later I formatted the same in Windows using FAT32 but even ...
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How to format linux filesystem within Windows 7?

I have a PC that once had Ubuntu Linux installed on it across 2 SATA hard drives. The first hard drive had the root ( / ) and swap on it. The second had ( /home ) directory as mount point. This ...
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eBook to JAR format for mobile phone

Is there any way I can convert my eBooks to .jar files? Even if the "eBook" is simply a .txt file. (Calibre can convert between various eBook formats, including .txt and HTML. It has the best ...
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Mac HDD secure format options and bad sectors

I heard that if we format HDD with "Zero Out Data" option, then it also takes care of bad sectors and marks them and re-maps them to other blocks. Is it true? If it is then 7-Pass or 35-Pass would do ...
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“Error installing GRUB” during Ubuntu Installation

I was trying to do something with dd command in Ubuntu's terminal. But I screwed up. I don't really remember what the command was. But after I ran it, I restarted the PC and I read a message "No ...
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What other command-line programs have this output format?

I wrote a little program to parse hg log's command-line output, which happens to look like: changeset: 90:abcdef012345 tag: tip user: me date: Sat Apr 30 17:42:05 2011 -0700 ...
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ISZ (compressed ISO format) viewer for Mac OS X

Is there any utility available that mount or view ISZ files (the compressed ISO format used by Ultra ISO) in Mac OS X?
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vCalender(vcs) to comma-seperated(csv) format convertion

I want my Mac iCal be able to read vcs format which my older windows outlook calender is on. I thought about converting vcs calender format to csv format but I can't seem to find a website who does ...
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Why is the L key used to confirm format? [closed]

Just curious, when formatting a drive to install Windows. Why was the L key chosen as the confirm key?
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what format will work for Mac and windows and handle an 8Gb to 20 Gb file?

I want to move my linux virtual machine's .vdi file from my Mac to my PC It's a dropbox VM, and i'm pretty sure it will work on the PC, i just need a way to move it. I have a 16Gb USB and i've ...
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Is there a file format equivalent of Wireshark?

I love how Wireshark breaks down every packet by protocol section, explaining what every single bit and byte is for. What I would also love is a program that does the same thing for regular files: ...
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convert .avi/.flv to itunes readable format without increasing video size

I have installed itunes in my PC to organize my media. I have tons of videos in .avi/flv format and i want to convert them to a format readable by itunes so i can add them to the library. What is the ...