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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invalid BS_jmpBoot in boot block 440000

I have a 16 gig SanDisk Cruzer Glide flashdrive that is broken. When I try to plug it in to my iMac, I get "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer." I click initialize or ignore, and ...
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Are there any disadvantages to fully formatting (as opposed to quickly formatting) a flash drive, other than time?

I'm running Windows 7. This comment on this question suggests that a full format could be bad for the device lifetime, but in reasonable, noticeable (not just theoretical) terms, is this true? In ...
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Can not format dual mSATA enclosured mSATA SSD

I got a dual mSATA enclosure to 2½ SATA convertor from Startech. My hard drives are 2 SanDisk 64GB mSATA SSD's. I am trying to create a RAID0 array to load my windows 10 on it as my main drive ...
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Unable to format USB due to old file corruption

I accidentally corrupted some files on a 4GB USB when I tried to install extensions and apps to a portable version of google chrome. I tried to format the USB, and it failed partway through the ...
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Windows cannot format H

Last night, I formatted a Pen drive using the Windows formatting tool. Once the format was done, I pulled it out without using "Remove device safely". Next time, I plugged in the device, the ...
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How much resources does Chkdsk (formatting) use?

I just received an RMA'd 4TB Red hard drive replacement. I'm thinking I should run a full format (i.e. fully chkdsking it) to verify the drive and flag any bad sectors, especially since RMAs are ...
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In Excel how can I replace 6 Zeros with an M?

For example, How do I turn $200 000 000 to $200 M. How do I turn $12 500 000 to $12.5 M? I use Excel 2013.
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How to format a USB flash drive which was used as a Linux installer? [duplicate]

I have a USB flash drive which I once used to install Linux, by writing a bootable installer image onto it. Now I would like to use it for data storage again. However, Windows sees it only as a flash ...
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Clip text in excel mac 15.xx.x

How to clip text/strings in Excel cells? The width and height of the cells should remain unchanged (so not wrap) and the text should not be displayed in the adjacent empty cell. Excel 15.13.1 OSX ...
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Windows 8 OEM clean install error - Media driver is missing

I'm trying to make a clean install of windows 8 on my new ASUS S46CB laptop. It uses an OEM key. So, in order to make it, I created an bootable USB, using the microsoft media tools program (link) I ...
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How to reformat a hard disk that was previously in a RAID configuration?

I have 2 internal Seagate SATA hard disks that were, at evidence as far as I can judge, mounted in a RAID configuration. These disk have been given to me and were used on another computer. The 2 disks ...
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Change Cells without Copy/Paste

Imagine the list being a lot longer... Is there a way to replace the cells in both A & B with the appropriate name/ID from Column C? "Appropriate Name" is whats in column C (match names). This is ...
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How can I reformat my pc and install from an ISO file?

I have a Linux and Windows PC. I have downloaded an ISO from Bittorrent. How can I format the computer and use the ISO? I tried copying it to a CD but it is still not bootable.
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microsoft excel 2007 with locked format

I have a 2007 excel sheet with a column that I can't change from text to number. I can change color, font, size etc. but can't get out of text to number.
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SD card write protection

I'm trying to remove write protection from my 32 GB microSD from QUMOX. It worked till yesterday, when my phone said "SD card is damaged, try to format". So I did, no luck. Every time I try to write ...
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Is it possible to recover browser data lost due to formatting?

I accidentally formatted my computer, and therefore lost my web browsers. I used to work with multiple browsers (Google Chrome, IE, Firefox, etc.), and some of my vital web searches were stored in ...
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Microsoft Excel 2013 - Auto-generating a page with parent formating

I have a multi-line activity log which is created using merged cells and colored borders, and often times the activity log follows on to a new, un-formatted page. Is there a way to have excel create ...
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Best Practice/suggestions for capturing/encoding/formatting VHS video?

As a personal project for my family I recently purchased myself a Composite-USB converter in order to preserve many of the family's old home movies on VHS. Now, the proprietary software that the ...
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Using Open Office to list time elapsed in months

I'm new to open office and using the spread sheet for a database of cattle on my farm. I need it (amongst other things!) to be able to calculate the age of the cattle in months. So, in column B I ...
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SD Card corrupts 3rd and 5th file

I bought a SanDisk Extreme 64GB SD Card a few weeks ago which I accidentally removed from the card reader while it was formatting. I use it with my DSLR and format before every shoot. This corrupted ...
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How can I do a dvd install of CentOS 7 that also removes Windows 8.1?

I am trying to install CentOS 7 as the sole operating system on a computer that currently has Windows 8.1. However, I am experiencing a long series of obstacles when trying to use boot sticks to do ...
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Multiline formatted dynamic footer

In Excel 2013 there are few options how to create rich formatted page footer. I need a couple of lines from a worksheet to appear on fixed place at the page bottom as a page footer when printing. I ...
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conditional formatting based on another value

I need a way to conditional format cell B based on the values of cell A. Basically I need B to be: Green if the values are in the same day and within the same hour of A. Yellow if its one hour ...
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Cannot format or remove “extra” partitions on HDD

I have a 500GB Seagate Laptop HDD that I received from a scrapped laptop that I am trying to format. I managed to format one of the partitions but cannot remove or format the remaining ones. Here is ...
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Reinstalling Windows Vista after installing Nas4Free on the system

I’m trying to overwrite my current OS (Nas4Free) with Windows Vista Business. Vista came with the computer, but I wanted to try out Nas4Free. I am trying to format my partitions, but whenever I click ...
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Get LibreOffice to change the margins for all pages and not just the last page when select all pages is active?

I am using the template for a book from Createspace that is owned by Amazon. The template is a word document and there are various formatting styles in this template, and I want to change the margin ...
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Formatting a bootable USB that thinks it's a CD-ROM

After upgrading to Windows 10, I remember that I had an old bootable recovery usb drive from the manufacturer that I no longer needed. I want to format it but it's showing up as a CD-ROM and format ...
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USB flash drive is inaccessible

My 32GB USB flash drive now state "drive is write protected" reads ReadOnly in Windows Disk Management. This is the result from diskpart... DISKPART> detail disk Generic Flash Disk USB Device ...
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Windows installation: Couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one

I was trying to get a clean Windows installation on my hard drive, but am running into some issues. I get to the part where I need to select which hard drive I want to install Windows on. I have 2 ...
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merging a system partition with a partition preceding it

My hard drive is 500 Gb, I partitioned it with 400gb for windows 7 and 100gb for Windows 10, however I am in need of a bit more space, thus I shrank 50gb from the windwos 7 partition, besides ...
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Tails Installer fails with insufficient space error on a 64GB usb

I am trying to create a Tails Live USB via the Tails Installer on a 64GB usb key. I can successfully run Tails from a temporary USB key, but I run into trouble on the last step of Tails Installer ...
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Outlook macro to change “style set” on reply

I have to following issue: With Outlook 2010 - or Outlook in general - when you reply on a email with HTML format, then some formatting is used from the received email. Often the paragraph settings ...
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How to back-up data to an internal drive without changing the OS?

Is it possible to use an internal hard drive as an external back-up hard drive without changing my OS? I connected my internal hard drive to my computer through a usb port using a sata-to-usb ...
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Is it possible to recover a NTFS partition after it was formatted to NTFS using Gparted Live CD? [duplicate]

I had a NTFS partition on my ASUS laptop that had Windows 7 on it. I formatted it using Gparted Live CD because I thought there are some problems in Windows but then found out it was a problem of ...
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Unable to access newly created software RAID array in Ubuntu Desktop

please assist me with the following problem. I already have an Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 box into which I have added 2 500GB drives in the hopes of wring them up in a RAID-1 configuration for simple ...
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How to format my USB?

I have a Kingston USB drive and I want to format it but I can't do it. I've already tried the disk management and the diskpart but it won't work. Whenever I would format it, there will be a window ...
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Windows 7- Unable to format disk

I had a USB drive that I was previously using for a live linux install. It had several previous installs, and there were a lot of unused empty partitions on the disk as a result. I used the DISKPART ...
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How to build a form in Word that changes based on drop down selection

I don't know if this is even possible. I want to create an improved checklist for our internal operations. The issue we are having is we have one master checklist and not every item on the list ...
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Print out FrameMaker tags [closed]

I have documents that have gone through many, many writers. Unfortunately, every writer wanted to use their own paragraph and character tags. Consequently, some document have 30+ paragraph tags. I ...
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DOS unformat memory issues

When I try to format an MSDOS 6.22 FAT16 partition (for restoration reasons, even with 3 AV installed, I get LOTS of virii), it goes about its business until UNFORMAT data is created. It says: ...
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SD card asking to be formatted half way through copying

I have a Nikon D3300 with a 4GB SDHC card. I went out the other day and took about 5 photos to test it, copied them to my pc (windows 7), and all worked fine. I went on another trip today and took ...
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Impress won't save bullets or spacing

I make a nice neat Libre'Office Impress document. I put paragraphs on the page, with a quarter inch spacing after them. While I am working with the document, all is well. I then save the document ...
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Attempted to format MicroSD card, card became inaccessible, is the card trashed?

I attempted to format a brand new Class 4 8 GB Unirex MicroSD card using a USB adapter to my Windows computer using SDFormatter v4.0. I set the format settings to be Quick format type with Format ...
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How do you format numbers in Excel for Indian Currency (Rupees)?

Currently the Excel default formatting is: 1,000,000 500,000 How do you format the number to use the comma separator (,) like this 10,00,00,00 50,00,00 This is is how Indian Currency (Rupees) ...
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can't change different footnote/endnote font sizes in MS Word 2011

I've already consulted all the instruction on how to change formatting of footnotes/endnotes in Microsoft Word 2011. The problem is the settings say I'm using the same size font, same font, all ...
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Apply formatting to all tables in a MS Word document [duplicate]

Is it possible to apply formatting to all tables in a single document without doing it one by one?
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I cant format my 64gb transcend sd card

I partitioned my 64gb sd card into two fat32 and ext4. I am using android mobile and used the ext4 as a way to increase the internal memory of my phone. Suddenly the phone gave error that it could't ...
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Can I reformat windows 7 using an external rather than a blank dvd? [duplicate]

I am not sure about all the terminology, so pardon me if reformat isnt the correct term. I would like to reset windows 7 and my ssd to factory, but I dont have any blank cds or dvds laying around. I ...
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Unable to format hard drive that has Windows 8.1 installed on it

I have removed a disk from my old computer, where it was the primary drive that had Windows 8.1 installed on it, and added it to my new laptop as a secondary drive. Windows is not allowing me to ...
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Excel - disallow formatting locked cells, allow formatting unlocked cells

When i lock cells in excel How can i prevent users from editing the background color, text color, bold text etc in cells that are locked. But allow them to change background color etc in cells that ...