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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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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Dos - write bits on HDD in dos. (low format etc) [closed]

How can i write bit by bit on an HDD at a low level. In order to create my own program in DOS mode (bootable usb key). I would try something like: *get all bits adresses for example on a list/array ...
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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

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.. ...
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Is exFAT less efficient at utilising disk space than HFS+?

I'm using rsync to copy all files from one 3TB external disk formatted HFS+ to another 3TB external disk formatted exFAT. I've double checked both disks are exactly the same size and formatted the ...
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Copying tables across documents adds extra high row height

I'm copying word tables from one Word document to another Word document. I would prefer to use Excel but these MUST be in word. The original tables were all formatted correctly with the row height ...
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Conditional formatting excel conundrum

I have a list of values in excel. I would like to highlight a cell if its more than 1.5 higher or lower than the value before it or after it. Is this possible? Thanks guys!!
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Copy formatted tabbed table trimmed in excel

I have a texteditor logbook and need also to copy the contents into an excelsheet. Logbook content: 01.01.2000 ---------- Entry One.\t\t\t\t\t8 Hours Entry Two.\t\t\t\t\t20 Minutes ...
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Excel developer list box dimensions are not preserved

I used the Excel Developer Tab to create a List Box for a macro. Every time I open the file my List Box is in, the list box has shrunk. I need help fixing the width and height of the List Box such ...
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USB not correctly formatted

I have formatted a usb flash drive withs size of 2,5 GB and now it shows me that it's size is 8 MB. How can I fix it to be 2,5 GB again?
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Format USB thumb drive

I got the following drive: Device Identifier: disk1 Device Node: /dev/disk1 Part of Whole: disk1 Device / Media Name: SanDisk Firebird Media Volume Name: ...
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Installing Windows 7 with updates already installed

A search of the titled question reveals "dual booting with XP" and other irrelevant dated forum posts. I run a small business offering basic reformatting services, I have one reoccuring complaint ...
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Unwanted space in URLS in Excel 2010

I have a list of 23000 URLs in an Excel sheet but these appear to have extra spaces in, therefore invalidating the urls. I've tried a find and replace and excel doesn't recognise that there is an ...
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Unable to ZERO a block device

I seem unable to formate this flash drive, every method offers a read-only error. There is no physical "lock" switch on the flash drive what so ever. sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdc bs=1M [sudo] ...
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When formatting an SD card, can you set a custom allocation unit size?

I have an SD card that will only store files of 512, 1024, 2048 and 4096 KB in size. I wanted to set the allocation unit size to 512KB, but the maximum allowed in Windows is 64KB. Can I set this ...
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Removing hidden table formatting from Word

How do I remove the hidden table format that I imported into my document by copy-pasting from internet. There are no visible lines but it interferes with being able to select things individually (I ...
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Unable to Format new HDD after cancelling Format

I had a 1TB Samsung HD103SJ HDD that I hadn't ever used and just recently got the means to hook it up to my computer. I went through Disk Management and was running a NTFS full format (I did not opt ...
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External USB 2.0 hard drive asking me to reformat

Had a power loss yesterday, but the external hard drive are connected to UPS. Today when I turn on computer and click on this drive in my computer, it's asking me to format this drive before use, but ...
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Completely format and remove a hardrive

As seen in image disk1 is paritioned in 3 parts (C,E&F) I have nothing to do with it. All I need to do is format and remove all partitions from disk2 that is partitioned as D and other two ...
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External drive not showing after NTFS format

I just refreshed my Windows 8.1 installation, and I wanted to make a system image on my external drive using the native System Image program. It required me to backup to an NTFS drive, but the ...
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Formatting a PC without admin rights

I was at a flea market the other day and bought a computer. However, the computer is locked and I can't login to it. Is there a way to format the computer and install Linux on it? It seems like the ...
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Outlining in OneNote 2010

I'm trying to format an outline with OneNote and upon hitting enter the number "1" displays. Generally I could type the desired number at the start of the paragraph and hit space and the number would ...
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Installing OS from a flash drive's directory?

I have quite huge (64GB) flash drive with some data on it. And I'm wondering if it's possible to create a directory with bootable Windows 7 / 8 / Linux on that pendrive so I'd be able to install OS ...
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Bitlocker Formatting Cancel

I have 500 GB HDD separated into 100 GB partitions and i have a partition in which each and every file is important so i have secured it with bit-locker........one day i wasn't at home and my small ...
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From Windows Server 2012 to Windows 8

Hi I formatted my laptop a month ago to test windows server 2012, now I want to format it again to back to its previous OS which is windows 8. I used a bootable flash drive(IMATION 8gb) containing the ...
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Change margin/spacing of footnote in Word

There is some funky formatting issues going on with my footnotes in Word (Mac 2011): How do I decrease the gap between the footnote and separator line? This answer here doesn't apply to my version ...
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How to count two different column?

I really need your help regarding the below table, I need a formula to show me how many pending/closed for each project. Project Status Project Pending Closed VIVA closed ...
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LaTeX creates some long lines (longer than 'linewidth')

I am using texMaker to write a paper. Latex sometimes doesn't send the last word of the line to the next line and hence, some lines become a little longer than the others. (it happened for about 10 ...
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WD My Passport External HD stuck at Formatting

My WD My Passport 1TB stopped working all of a sudden. I just got it 3 months ago. The computer recognizes the hard drive and when I went to Disk Management the file system says RAW. The light just ...
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Can I recover my thumb drive

I was using my thumb drive when I saw a hidden folder named System Volume Information. I deleted this folder thinking it was a virus. After doing that, the windows explorer window disappeared and I ...
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How do I filter on bold, struck through or italic text in Excel 2007?

Is it possible to filter an Excel column based on the format of the text, such as whether it's bold, italic or struck through?
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Why does formatting decrease storage capacity

Apple notes: 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less. Why is the actual formatted capacity less than the unformatted capacity?
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Re-partition my system which has dual operating system (Win7 and Win 8) and install a fresh Win8 OS?

I have got a boot problem when i am trying to open Windows 8. When I switch on my laptop, it asks which OS to boot in (i.e. either Win7 or Win8). But now, when I switch on the laptop, the system is ...
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Preparing USB flash drive for openSuSe installation

As I have had some issues with my notebook harddrive I will replace it with an SSD. To do this I need an installation medium and I do not have a DVD drive so I would like to do that with a USB flash ...