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

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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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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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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 ...
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How to include space in drive label using command-line MS format?

The obvious-to-me approaches fail. # format h: /fs:ntfs /q /y /V:512MB Disk Invalid parameter - Disk # format h: /fs:ntfs /q /y /V:"512MB Disk" Invalid parameter - Disk" # format h: /fs:ntfs /q /y /...
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Why does Windows 7 recognize a 4 GB SDHC card only with 3.68 GB? How to format/get 4 GB?

I have a Kingston SDHC card 4 GB speed class 4, but on Windows 7 it's recognized only with 3.68 GB space available. I've already formatted the card and I get only 3.68 GB. How I can get 4&...
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how to format readonly iso9660 USB drive

I have USB drive and its file system is read-only ISO9660. How do I format it? It always says "Readonly FS"
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Error loading operating system: format Windows 7 to Windows XP Service Pack 3

I saw that there are other questions like mine here. But O also saw that some problems where solved with fixmbr from a Windows 7 recovery console, but that didn't work for me. I bought my laptop with ...
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Change Outlook's default email format when sending attachment from shell

When I right-click a file in Windows Explorer and select Send To > Mail Recipient, Outlook 2007 invariably sets the email format to Plain Text. This is really freaking annoying and I can't find an ...
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How do I format the whole disk after using my machine?

Is there any light utility that can format the whole disk including OS drive? I need to erase sensitive data after using the machine.
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Defragment before Windows reinstall?

I'm going to reinstall Windows XP on a used machine soon. The data on the hard drive is heavily fragmented at the moment. I'm going to format the drive when reinstalling Windows so is there any sense ...
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mkdosfs - with bad blocks - why does it slow down near the end?

I'm attempting to fix an ipod that has bad sectors - its 'surplus' and a search for spares locally proved futile. I'm convinced it is age related, so i'm trying use mkdosfs with the -c option on it, ...
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DBAN not able to format my HP notebook

I have a HP pavillion dv6 notebook that somebody gave me. It has Windows Vista installed on it, and somehow it got ruined. I don't know what actually happened, but Windows vista will not boot. It just ...
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Partitioning and installing on non formatted drive

I have ubuntu installed on a 500 GB drive that is not formatted in any way, not ntfs, ext, or fat. I have been using this for some time and no errors have occurred. Would it be safe to install ...
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Windows Hard Disk Format, Check of bad sectors?

Does a standard hard disk format, not the quick format option, in Windows Vista, do a write/read check of all sectors and mark any sector "bad" if they are not OK? Or is that kind of thorough check ...
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How to add a footer to a table in Microsoft Word?

I have a table that is longer than one page. I have found the option to make the header of the table to be added to the second portion of the table after the page break. Is there a way to do the same ...
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Merging duplicate rows in Excel 2003

I have a spreadsheet with two columns in the format: title A 300 title B 345 title A 25 title C 105 I would like to merge the rows with duplicate titles while totaling the numeric value so ...
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How to format my mac without the installation disk?

My mac has several problems, running very slowly being the greatest. I have decided for that reason and a few others that it will beneficial to format my Mac. However, I do not have the installation ...
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how do i recover files and directory structure of an NTFS volume that was formatted as ext4? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Free NTFS partition recovery last night (at an hour i should have been asleep) i installed ubuntu 10.10 0 onto a disk partition that had many files. the partition was ntfs ...
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How to format disk dynamically in Windows7?

I want to format a disk into to 2 disks in Windows7, is there a software like pqmagic to do that?
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Looking for greasemonkey script(s) to format numbers (only) in different font

I love to see numbers in Georgia font and would love to see them auto-formatted into that font! If you know such tools, please share! ps. I want just numbers to be formatted while other texts remain ...
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How do I recover data after a Windows format with Ubuntu 10.10?

I had a system running Windows 7 Home premium and Ubuntu 10.04, side by side dual boot. I got an Ubuntu 10.10 image, so I decided to update. But during the installation I made a mistake by ...
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File system format for both windows and linux use (besides fat32)

I'm looking for a file system to format my large external drive with that can read/write in linux and read/write in windows. I know Fat32 is usually the best suggestion, but a large percent of my ...
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Is is possible to restore the MFT of a NTFS partition after a format?

I've searched through several questions but didn't quite find anyone treating mine. So, I have a 1TB external hard drive I use for backup purposes with only 1 NTFS partition. Today using DiskPart I ...
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Where can I find 7z format adoption?

How widespread is this format? What archivers support it? I would like to replace zip files I create with 7z. But I'm afraid some people will have problems opening them. Edit: The main reason I want ...
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ripping cds to play on stereo

Is AIFF still around? Has it been replaced by ALAC? What is the best format to use to hold fidelity on a home system fidelity on a stereo system, when down the road I can't make CDs? An analog, (non)...
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Unable to format usb stick

I have 4GB pendrive. while trying to formatting, it gives Write protected message. The pendrive is not having write protection notch. I have tried is on Windows as well as on Fedora 13. cfdisk & ...
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Accidental format

I inserted my friend's pendrive 15mins back and wanted to format it to free it of all trojans. Accidently I formatted my other drive (D:) and lost all data. My primary drive is still safe but I've ...
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Windows 7 not letting me format drive that has Vista installed on it

My computer has three hard drives, one with Windows 7 installed, one with Vista installed, and one storage drive. For a while I was dual-booting W7 and Vista, but now that I no longer need the Vista ...
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How can I format a USB drive as FAT from a MacBook Pro?

I plugged in a 250GB USB hard drive into my MacBook Pro and want to format it in FAT so I can transfer files back and forth between a windows machine. (My windows7 machine only formats in exFAT which ...
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Bootable program to format the internal HDD?

I seriously need to low format my netbook's HDD and I cannot find any tools on the web! Can someone please point me to a tool for formatting any disks? (preferably free; not necessarily) The reason ...
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Windows 7 cannot format new partition for itself

I am currently running a dual boot with Mac OSX and Ubuntu. I have four main partitions right now and about 200GB of free space. One partition is an EFI partition for rEFIt, one partition is HFS+ ...
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finding the format command

I need to find where the format command is located its not in my windows stystem. What command would I use to find it. From the command line prompt (not gui)
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How to turn off the “you need to format the disk… do you want to format it?” message in Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable "you need to format this disk" message in Windows Vista/7? I have a USB drive. The entire device is encrypted with TrueCrypt. When I plug in ...
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Is there a custom format in excel to show cents values without a decimal

I would like to display 0.37 as 37¢, in Excel. I can do .37¢ with the format .00¢, but 00¢ doesn't work, cause it works with the whole number part. I know the percentage sign works with the next two ...
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Formatting while statement (or for, …) with indent

Can GNU indent be made to format a while (or for, ...) statement to a single line? My indent (GNU indent 2.2.11) outputs this while (a == b) b++; I'd like it to output one single line instead. ...
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Repair Flash Disk

i have a flash disk, which i somehow **ed doing some formatings and all... now it doesnot work... it is loaded but i cannot copy any files to it and inside there is a large 3.85 GB file with no ...
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Audio file Bitrate

how do you determine whether an audio file was ripped at the same bitrate as its tags claim? I mean, you could always rip it at a low rate and re-encode it with a higher bitrate (of course the quality ...
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How to get CSS background images to show up in HTML files opened by Word?

My question is specifically what I'm after, but I'm also interested in 'general rules' around how to preserve styles when opening an HTML page in Word. More information on my context follows. The ...
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How to stop Windows 7 from asking to format a disk? [duplicate]

I have this USB flash drive with a Linux partition that I use inside VirtualBox. Each time I insert it into the USB port, windows keeps asking if it should format it. Is there anyway to disable ...
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Reinstalling an old ThinkPad laptop

I have a somewhat old ThinkPad R40. I decided it's time to make a clean reinstall. I erased its partitions, formated a new one and installed Windows XP. I downloaded everything in Lenovo's site ...
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How can I format a laptop that detects no media?

I have found myself stuck between a rock and a hard place. I have a reasonably decent latop (2 ghz dual core, 1gb ram) with Windows XP Professional (No SP installed). The OS boots up, but a lot of ...
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Pendrive is not detecting

I had a westcon pendrive. recently i scanned that device with kaspersky anti virus software and deleted virus, from there onwards when ever i tried to open it says "Please insert a disk into drive G:"...
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Formatting a USB to FAT16 on Moblin or Ubuntu NBR

Trying to format a USB to FAT16 on Moblin or Ubuntu NBR Why? FAT16 apparently needed while following this tutorial on creating a Parted Magic LiveUSB http://partedmagic.com/documentation/130-...
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is it true that formatting my USB data travller extensivelly will reduce its storage capacity?

is it true that formatting my USB data travller extensivelly will reduce its storage capacity i heard that with every format its storage capacity reduced by some kbs is it true?
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Recover Files From Formatted HFS+ Partition

I offered to help a friend of mine with his computer, and it turned out to be a bit more complicated than I first thought. He originally came to me asking me to recover some of his files from his ...
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Format my bootcamp partition to NTFS

Bootcamp is telling me that my bootcamp partition (that it created) is the wrong format. Does anyone know how to format bootcamp partitions?