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1answer
40 views

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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2answers
35 views

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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1answer
30 views

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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0answers
14 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
34 views

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 ...
0
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0answers
76 views

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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0answers
68 views

Can't Find/Find&Replace “Purple, Accent 4, Lighter 40%”, all other colors work - Excel 2007

I have a several large Excel tables that I am managing for my current project. Whenever a metric or value in the table changes, I indicate the change by changing the background color of the cell for ...
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0answers
25 views

Hard drive boots, but asks to be formatted when attached to another computer

I am trying to cleanup a hard drive that has been infected. I've done this hundreds of times for people, but am having an issue with this one. The infected system is a Windows 7 install (Home ...
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1answer
799 views

How to format a flash drive as UDF in Windows 7?

Looks like the integrated format dialog doesn't offer a UDF option; however, Googling tells me that Win7 can both read and write UDF flash drives, so surely it must be able to format them out of the ...
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1answer
205 views

Samsung 32GB microSD card is not detected by Windows

I have an issue with my Samsung microSD card. I formatted this card on Windows. Now Windows doesn't recognize it (0GB free, 0GB used). I think data was deleted, because when I plug it in on Linux the ...
1
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1answer
106 views

Is my data gone after unplugging my external hard drive while formatting with TrueCrypt?

I unplugged my external hard drive while it was being formatted 30 seconds in, using TrueCrypt's Volume Creation Wizard. I unplugged the external while it was actively being formatted because I ...
0
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2answers
165 views

Keep OEM MS Office after reinstalling Windows 7

I have a HP G62-355DX Laptop that came with Windows 7 and Office 2007 pre-installed. I'm planning to reformat the HDD to fix slowdown and other various issues that have begun to crop up, but I'm not ...
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0answers
64 views

Is there a way to invoke the ANSI ATA enhanced secure erase command targeting an SSD slave after booting into Windows 7?

I'm too lazy to burn a bootable image, and then wait for the wiping to occur. To securely (in terms of lack of recoverability and safety to the SSD) wipe a Crucial M4 SSD, is there a DOS command or ...
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1answer
141 views

Quick format vs format when filling hard drive

I have a hard drive with stuff on it. I have now deleted it and want to format the drive. I want to make sure that it is wiped clean (at bit level) so I would format it using windows 7 formatter which ...
1
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1answer
4k views

How to format a USB stick (flash drive) with FAT32 for use on Linux and Windows?

I want to format a memory stick for moving data between Windows 7 and a non-networked Ubuntu server (Precise). I'm not sure that either of the two ways I've tried are correct, even though I can read ...
0
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1answer
41 views

windows 7 and windows 8 works only first boot

I recently bought and installed a SanDisk Ultra Plus 128gb SSD to replace my old 1TB Western Digital, now my PC fails to boot the second time I start it up. I have tried a fresh install of Windows 7 ...
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0answers
126 views

How to format and re-use a locked down thumb drive?

I recently went to an IT conference where the company Veeam was giving away free plastic cards that had a detachable thumb drive. When I plugged the thumb drive into my Windows 7 computer, Windows ...
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5answers
9k views

How to format pendrive from fat32 to ext3 in windows7?

I am trying to make a live USB of OPHCRACK, and I tried to boot from a fat32 pendrive. But after making a live USB, it wouldn't boot. After searching awhile, I came to understand that ophcrack will ...
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0answers
19 views

how to format a 500gb external hard drive to fat32 using windows 7 [duplicate]

I want to partition and format my 3TB wdbacw0030hnk-01 western digital external hard drive. I want to partition the drive to at least 2 partitions, one being 500gb (512,000 MB) and the rest to 2TB ...
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2answers
34 views

Will the files of other drives be deleted when formatting a dual-boot machine

I use both Windows and Linux on my computer by dual-booting. I also have 3 drives. On one I have Windows, on the other there is Linux and on the third one are my files (documents, pictures etc.). Now, ...
2
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1answer
311 views

Use Excel Color Scale Formatting with Text

I use Excel sheets to track the status of tasks through a set of discrete statuses. I'd like to be able to format these automatically, with the start being red, the end being green and progressing ...
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1answer
75 views

Windows 7 not installing over preinstalled ubuntu

I bought a laptop recently and had ubuntu 12.04 pre installed. I wanted to install windows 7 so I wrote gparted live cd and booted into it, and formatted all the 3-4 partitions containing ubuntu, ...
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1answer
68 views

When plugging a cell phone into my PC, I always get a Windows warning “You need to format the disk before you can use it”

I have a Motorola Atrix phone (although I don't believe this is relevant to the issue). My PC is running Windows 7. When I plug the phone into the USB slot I always get the modal warning dialog that ...
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2answers
171 views

Is it possible to have a clear clean up of Windows XP without formatting the drive?

I want to install a fresh Windows 7 but I don't want totally format the current drive with Windows XP since there are many other files but I don't have that many free space to move the stuff out. Is ...
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2answers
164 views

Formatting C: (windows 7) on an already partitioned hard drive

I'm thinking about formatting my hard drive which is running windows 7. I partitioned it a while ago so I could dual boot with windows 8, so basically right now my drive is separated for use with both ...
0
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1answer
95 views

Formatting an unused system drive in Windows 7

I have two system drives on my laptop. The drive that I am currently using is "C" drive which is working fine. I have another system drive called "D" which was used earlier by me, but now it is ...
0
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1answer
293 views

Format a protected disk

I have an external HD that I want to format. The disk doesn't appear in the device list, neither in xp, nor in Windows7. Here's what I did so far: Ubuntu: Ubuntu sees it but I can't mount it, nor ...
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0answers
159 views

Change the Default Date setting in Word 2010

I am using Word 2010 and Windows 7. You know how when you start typing a date in Word it will automatically suggest what it thinks you want? Like if I start typing “6/29”, a little grey bubble will ...
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3answers
993 views

Couldn't find NTLDR. the file is possibly corrupt. the header checksum doesn't match the computed checksum [closed]

I am trying to format a PC. If the brand and model are needed let me know in the comments. I tried installing Windows 7 but during the expanding Windows files step the computer froze. So I forced a ...
0
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1answer
79 views

Will installing windows format the disk?

I have a problem with my hard disk so I removed it, stripped off an external hard disk and inserted it into my laptop. Now i want to install windows 7 on this disk but the installation is not showing ...
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3answers
1k views

Is it possible to format my computer without using up a windows installation disk

I want to completely format my computer, I've already backed up my files and I'm ready to push "the red button". However, my father would prefer if there was a way to format the computer without using ...
3
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2answers
265 views

Formatting and re-installing OS vs. just re-installing OS

To make Windows run faster, people consider re-installing the OS. I read this article. What does an OS re-install help with? My question is.. Does formatting the drive before re-installing the OS ...
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1answer
141 views

What is the “Default” file system in Windows Format wizard?

On the Windows 7 Format wizard, there is always a file system that is noted as (Default). Why is there a default file system? What is it exactly?
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1answer
2k views

Should I format an SSD cache drive before reinstalling Windows 7?

I bought a laptop which has a 500gb hard drive, and a small SSD drive for caching (24gb). It runs Windows 7 64-bit. I would like to format the hard drive and reinstall windows. Should I also format ...
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0answers
55 views

Fujitsu Hard Drive asking to be formated

I have a Fujutsi hard drive that's requesting to be formatted, but if i cancel the format window it gives me this error "Data error (cyclic redundancy check)". The thing is that I don't want to format ...
0
votes
1answer
111 views

Full format - What sector does the format start?

I made some monumental level of screw ups recently with a 3TB disk. I accidentally pulled out the cable and RAWed my disk. I then played around with Partition magic and couldn't get things back due to ...
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2answers
62 views

Download Windows 7 in “pieces”

I am on very bad internet because I am traveling in New Zealand. I need to download Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (bootable) so that I can to a clean install on my Toshiba Laptop. But I have tried ...
4
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1answer
471 views

progress of a format?

I'm doing a low level format of a 4.63GB partition via Computer Management -> Disk Management (ie. i unchecked the quick format checkbox) and am not seeing a percentage completed thing anywhere ...
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1answer
325 views

After attaching a formatted hard disk, my computer is not starting?

I have formatted my hard disk in my friend computer. His configuration is P4 processor and an Intel 845 series motherboard. Now I have attached the hard disk in my computer, but after attaching my ...
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0answers
17 views

Lowlevel format of SD card [duplicate]

My SD card is defect. I can see that some pictures are not correctly saved (can't be opened) and I can't take new pictures. If I want to format it in Windows (chosing fast or really) it cancels the ...
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3answers
4k views

How to format an external hard drive as UDF on a Mac

I have an external USB hard drive that I'd like to format to UDF for cross-compatibility with Windows and Macs. I tried exFAT, but for whatever reason, because of the block size (56KB) of the format, ...
0
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1answer
439 views

I need help formatting my laptop

I am currently using a Packard Bell Easynote LJ75. This laptop is running several partitions. My laptop was running fine with Windows 7 installed on E:, and C: being used to store all apps and ...
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1answer
1k views

Does the recovery button delete my D drive?

I have a Lenovo G550 (picture). And the day came where I have to format it. I have the recovery button (or at least I think that this is its name). That's the button next to the On-Off button in the ...
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1answer
271 views

Can I format my Windows 7 Pro installation and re-install it without a CD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I reinstall Windows 7 if I lost my installation DVD? Can I format my Windows 7 Pro installation and re-install it without a CD? I have a legit copy of my licence ...
0
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1answer
2k views

Missing “Disk options (advanced)” on Windows 7 installation

I wanted to install Windows 7 and format the disk partition while doing so. My problem is that advanced disk options are missing. Here is a screen shot: And here is how it should look: I probably ...
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2answers
937 views

How to formatting a hard drive partition while leaving other partition alone?

I have 3 partitions, one has Windows 7 installed, and other 2 windows server. (So basically triple boot, right?) Windows 7 has a virus and has been impossible to remove, how can I reinstall just ...
0
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1answer
102 views

Start menu content has disappeared after reinstalling C: partition

I have Windows 7 64bit with 2 partitions: C:, which is system partition (~100GB) D: partition (~600GB) for programs [I've changed in Windows Registry default directory for new installed ...
2
votes
2answers
7k views

Install Windows 7 from external USB hard disk

How can I install Windows 7 from an external USB Hard disk? I format many computers a day and need both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. I was wondering if I could launch an hypotetic 'live' installer ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

How do I remove Windows 7 from a dual boot of Win7/Winxp without having to format the hard drive where the Windows 7 is?

Can you help me? :( I've ruined my windows 7, that was installed in a dual-boot with windows xp, making it un-boot'able. So now I'm back to using my good old windows xp, and I want to remove windows 7 ...
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1answer
2k views

How to format my external HDD back to as “removable storage”?

Recently I formated my Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex external HDD in Mac OS X using GUID partition table since I wanted to install another Mac OS X onto that external HDD. However I changed my mind after ...