Process of preparing a disk for storing data. Specifically, "high-level formatting" involves the creation of a new file system and/or a boot sector.

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HDD recovery formatted for win from for mac [on hold]

I have a 1Tb disk which I was using with OSX. and unfortunately my friend tried to transfer files with it and after it didn't work the HDD is not recognised for Mac OSX. I checked forums and there is ...
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Install windows 7 setup is starting stuck (Dell Laptop)

This problem is taking too much of my time. I have dual boot (Windows 7 and ubuntu).Suddenly, I can't boot from both OSs. I have some important data in the hard drive. I couldn't fix it. Now I have ...
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Fix damaged MicroSD card that cannot be formatted

I have, not one but two microSD cards that my phone (Samsung Galaxy Young, Gingerbread OS) seem to have broken. One is 1GB and the other is 2GB. The 1GB one won't be formatted. When I put the 1GB one ...
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Windows 8.1 not recognising hard drive in new enclosure

My external 3.5 SATA Seagate 2 terra-byte hard drive wasn't showing its powered on "green" light and was not recognised when plugged in to my computer via USB so I decided to open the case and put it ...
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Par: justify text without joining lines

Par is a great tool to format text. Par joins text and format it to the new size. Can Par also justify text without joining lines? p.e. text text text text text2 text2 text2 text2 txt txt txt txt ...
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Unable to format or initialize HDD

I have an Dell Latitude E6410 laptop that belongs to a client. I want to install Windows 7 on it, but when I try to create a new partition or format the drive from the Windows Setup, i get an error ...
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USB Flash Drive became read-only during use

I was using IntelliJ when my USB flash drive suddenly wasn’t being recognised and IntelliJ became unresponsive. I tried safely removing it but it wasn’t showing up there, so I force closed IntelliJ, ...
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excel chart data labels failing to apply to all series

if I have a multiple series chart (pivot chart to be exact, can be line or bar) and I select (from the ribbon) layout data labels more data label options... then it automatically slaps ...
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Formatting of output .csv file generated by a software

I've been using a software which gives the output in .csv format automatically. In my .csv output file "." is used as a decimal separator. In my colleague's computer, the same software outputs the ...
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How to add markers to all series in an excel line chart in one go?

I have about 15 series in my chart and do not wish to manually select and edit each one individually to give it a distinct marker Is there a way to do this for all lines in one go? I don't care if ...
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Data Recovery on reformated drive is encrypted

I used Data Recovery Pro by Pareto Logic and when recovering the files it suddenly crash, the files recovered is now encrypted and I tried to scan again but didn't work. Any help, or suggestions is a ...
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Simples??? How to set all fields in Excel spreadsheet to convert from lower-case to UPPER-CASE

I know this must sound like I have no idea what I'm doing. Older versions of Excel had a page/sheet function which could be set to ensure all fields in an Excel spreadsheet would automatically convert ...
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In excel, how can I format a raw so that the second number is in parentheses?

I have a row with the following numbers: 4 (8) 3.8 (12) 5 (7) 4.6 (35) 5 (8) 4.4 (27) 4.8 (104) 4.3 (38) 4.3 (2,634) 4.4 (54) 4.5 (90) 4.8 (156) 4.6 (297) 4.5 (26) ...
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Why is data still recoverable after writing zeros to a harddrive? [closed]

If you write 0s to the entire HDD, why is it that data can still be recovered? Why would you need to perform more than one pass?
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Pad a number with prefix zeros no and decimal place in Excel?

Is there a way of formatting cells to: Add zeros to fill entered numbers that fall short of the required amount. Not round up/down decimal places but display as an entered number. For example, if ...
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How to format a System Active Primary Partition?

I have two internal HDD. HDD 1 and HDD 2. In, HDD 1 there are 5 volumes - C,D,E,F,G In, HDD 2 there are 5 volumes - H,I,J,K,L Now, I had my previous OS (Windows 8) in "C" in HDD 1. Then i installed ...
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Into what format do I need to reformat my External HardDrive for use in Mac OS X, Windows, Linux

Into what format do I need to reformat my External HardDrive for use in Mac OS X, Windows, Linux. Also, can I have the differences of each partition format, I mean the advantages and disadvantages of ...
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how to format read only pendrive

My Pendrive is of read only format No delete file option is enabled I tried GParted the format to option is disabled Kindly give me some effective command line to format my pendrive Thanks in ...
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MS Word: chapter numbers within captions reset to 0 despite displaying correct chapter number in the dialogue box

I'm editing a document for a coworker, and one of the things I've fixed is inconsistent headers. After defining my list styles and getting the headings just right, I've continued to encounter a few ...
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How to format beautiful plain text email with Thunderbird?

I send only plain text emails with Thunderbird. Sometimes, I need some minimalistic formating to facilitate the reading. I wonder how to insert automatically this formating in Thunderbird. Is there ...
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Windows 8.1 Setup, moving app from background processes to apps (task manager-foreground)

I want to format my Windows 8.1, not the 1st time I do so I know how to do it, but this time while I was waiting for the % to finish, I think it was around 26% at that moment so I went to play a game ...
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New LaCie drive fails to mount on Mac OSX 10.8

I have a new LaCie d2 Quadra 4 TB external harddrive (this one). When I connect it to my Macbook pro with Friewire 800 cable (provided), the drive beeps about 20 times, then I get "The disk you ...
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How to revert a Lenovo notebook to factory settings?

Given a Lenovo notebook where the hard drive has been formated completely. How can I get it back to factory settings? Can I get the Lenovo bloatware version of Windows 8 anywhere?
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Prepend text for spreadsheet

I want to have a string value prepended to a XL-style formating in a spreadsheet program (gnumeric). The current formatting is [$-f4f2]hh:mm which should take 1:00 PM as input and convert/display it ...
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Fixing inaccessable usb flash drive

This problem first appeared when a friend of me tried to copy some files from my computer. The transfer of 29GB stopped and the process could not be aborted, it just froze! So I pulled out the usb ...
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How should I format plain-text emails to make everyone happy?

I prefer reading and writing emails in plain text. My emails are presented and composed in 80-character fixed-width-font windows, and I love text messages that are properly quoted (with “>”) and ...
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Problems formatting USB stick to be bootable (with PeToUSB and Linux)

I'm trying to make a USB stick installation disk for Windows XP. I've done this several times before (using this method), but now it's failing, and I don't know why. The only thing that's going wrong ...
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What are some good techniques to make your Windows installation something you can throw away and rebuild quickly and easily? [closed]

I don't want to care about my C:\ drive. I want to be able to casually reinstall Windows whenever I want, and be up and running quickly, with the programs, configuration, and data that I like. This ...
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Upgrading Windows XP to Windows 7 without formatting? [closed]

Is it Possible? What sort of programs would have to be re-Installed? I guess this is sort of a vague question, so even more general considerations and tips would be beneficial.
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NTFS compatibility between Windows XP and Windows 8

I bought a 2 TB Western Digital internal hard drive to put in an enclosure and use as external storage. I want to move files off a Windows XP desktop computer because of the computer's age. Should I ...
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Tab & Enter mix up while making a list

I'm having some trouble with my lists in microsoft work 13'. before when i'd make a list and i'd want to continute from I to II, i would just press enter. now when i press enter it untabs and deletes ...
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Will Diskpart Clean All reduce HDD lifespan?

I am planning to reinstall Windows on my PC and I just want everything to be as fresh and new like when it is first used. I thought about doing a Clean All on my hard disk, but I have one question: ...
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PowerPoint: stop automatic formatting of bullets

Is there a way to prevent PowerPoint from automatically formatting bullet marks (esp. numbers) based on the start of the text that comes after them. For example, if the text following the bullet mark ...
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Is it possible to disable richtext/html copying operating system-wide in OSX or Windows?

I have never once in the history of my computing life wanted to include formatting when copying text (i.e. copying text from a web page and pasting it somewhere), but this is the default behavior ...
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WIndows 7 Installation shows Error Bootmgr not found. Press alt+ctrl+del to restart

I have a Lenovo laptop, when I turn it on, it gives me a black screen with a message saying "BOOTMGR is missing press ctrl+alt+del to restart". And I did it for many times but it did not solve the ...
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External hard disk not showing disk Info in Windows 7 and asking for format for opening [duplicate]

I have a Dell external hard disk and when I plug it in it shows the disk name alone and nothing more and when tried to open it, it's asking for format. How should I recover my data before ...
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Print markdown file from command line

I was looking for a way to print a markdown file from command line. I usually use lp for simple text files; I want to use something like that, but for markdown. Also it would be great that this ...
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Make Word restart numbering automatically when I paste a list

I have a 95 page document that is nothing but a series of numbered lists. Each day I take the current list of tasks and copy-and-paste it one page down in the same document after the current date. ...
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How long does low level format of external HDD take?

I'm kind of at a situation where I'm having to do a low level format for my 1 TB WD external hard disk drive. Earlier, I tried all possible ways of formatting it but it just would not get formatted. ...
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My friend fell for a tech support scam. I formatted her computer. What should I do now?

My friend received a call from a person claiming to be a Microsoft tech support representative. This person claimed her laptop was infected with malware and compromised by hackers. He proceeded to ...
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Formatted flash memory in two different Windows have different free space?

I have a 4G Silicon-Power flash memory. When I format it in Windows-7, 47 MByte will remain as used space : But when I format it in Windows-8, 18 MByte will remain as used space : Note : In ...
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Recover data after format from NTFS to FAT32 [duplicate]

I accidentally formatted an external hard drive on mac with Disk Utility from NTFS to FAT32. I'm looking at TestDisk to see if I'm able to recover the data that was on there, but I can't seem to ...
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Why I cannot format a microSD to ext4?

I have a Toshiba Class 10 64GB microSD that I want to use in a tablet (Cyanogenmod 11) by formatting it ext4. So I did the usual thing (under Fedora 20): created a single Linux partition with sfdisk, ...
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Word: How to paste formatting from image to image?

Say I have an image A. I paste it to Word, resize it, crop it, make border, change the wrap setting, etc. Then I find picture B will be more suitable. How can I paste A's formatting from A to B? I ...
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Reformatting vim files

SOLVED, see my answer. However, I figure this question is still a good learning exp for other novices like myself So I am working on this project, but I am working on it both at home and at work. ...
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How can I change the way VS 2013 formats Razor inline code?

Whenever I format a Razor document (via Ctrl + K, Ctrl + D), sections that have inline code, such as this, are pulled to the left. How can I stop or change it?
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Effects of formatting a laptop

If I format my laptop will software packages such as Microsoft Office (Microsoft Word, Power Point, etc.) be deleted? If so can they be recovered after deletion?
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How to wipe SSDs with a report?

I have a bunch of SSD's that needs a secure wiping as there is sensitive data on it, but the program I use also have to give me some kind of report. I am doing this for another person, so it is ...
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How do I get my Microsoft Word 2013 pages to align on top of each other?

As in, I don't want the pages on my screen to show like a quadrant, where page one is on the top left, then for page two it goes to the right, then page three goes below page one, and page four goes ...
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How to format/recover data from external SATA hard disk of notebook? [duplicate]

Recently I was bought a lenovo notebook. but due to motherboard issue It not started. I removed SATA hard disk from there and try to format and recover data but It not working in other machines.. ...