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 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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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 ...
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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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Format a USB Drive that has a Pre-Installed GUI

I have a 8GB USB flash drive with a U3 Systems GUI on it. I want to re-format it a the pre-loaded interface takes up about 100MB. Nothing major, but I want it gone. The pre-loaded interface takes ...
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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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How do I number headings with the 'Heading 3' style in Word without affecting the other heading styles?

I would like my document to have the basic heading styling for Heading 1 and Heading 2 but for Heading 3 to be numbered. I can get close by defining my own modified multilevel list style but it ...
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Correctly partition microSDHC card [duplicate]

I temporarily used my microSDHC card for flashing a BeagleBone Black embedded device. This process involved overwriting the entire card with a binary image that contained two partitions. Now I would ...
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Excel: if duplicate cell value found in another column then highlight green

Can someone help me, I'm not sure what formula to use. I have highlighted the cell in the picture to show an example of what I mean. What I want to do is highlight the cell in column A where the ...
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excel custom number formatting - only show decimals when there are not whole numbers

Is it possible to format numbers (or currency) in Excel so that there will only be a period when there is not a whole number? For example: 12.43 will appear as 12.43 12 will appear as 12 and not ...
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Notepad - replaces returns with line breaks when stripping format from text

I've used Notepad for years to strip out formatting from Word or web pages when using that text in html. Recently, the default behaviour (using returns between paragraphs) has changed, and now Notepad ...
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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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In Word 2013 is it possible to make the first few pages numbers Roman Numerals and the rest normal digits? [duplicate]

For example I want the first 3 pages to have the footer i, ii, iii and after that I want 4, 5, 6 etc. Is it possible?
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5.25 Floppy Disk Formatting

I'm having this debate with a friend who is looking for a box of single-sided, single-density 5.25 floppy disks on eBay for one of his old computers. I told him he could buy any 5.25 floppy disks he ...
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How to format a disk in ext3 file system with a Block size greater than 4096

I want to format a disk in ext3 file system with the block size as 4096. Is there any possibility to do so? What if we do not write Inode Bitmap while formatting?
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creating shared storage space for linux build on 32 GB USB

I'm building LFS to a 32 GB USB key and I am wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction for some information on how to format my USB key to meet the following requirements: when ...
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USB not registering on Linux

I have a usb with a hidden cdfs partition that I want to purge, but when I plug it into my linux box, it doesn't register. fdisk -l only shows my hard drives, and the usb doesn't auto-mount. I pulled ...
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Can I paste rich text and preserve formatting?

I have an Excel sheet and I paste text into a text box. I'm trying to copy+paste a source code from Eclipse and to preserve syntax highlighting and preserve tabs (code formatting). Syntax ...
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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 ...
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Renaming a volume under Linux

It may be a very basic question, but I have USB devices that keep their old name after reformating it with mkfs and even after a repartitioning with fdisk. I wonder if there is a way to change the ...
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Can't format external hard drive (“in use”)

I'm running (via Boot Camp) Windows 7 SP1 on my 32-bit MacBook, and I'm trying to format a new Western Digital My Passport external hard drive to use NTFS. It came formatted of course but I wiped it ...
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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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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 ...
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Is it possible to apply formatting based on certain conditions in MS Word?

I have a huge document in which I want to ensure that if any text has following attributes, then it should be set as Heading 1. Attributes are: Font: Calibri Font Size: 12 Bold How can this be done ...
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Table of Contents - Word 2010 - Line at bottom

At the very bottom of my table of contents there is a thin line. How do I remove this?
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Formating my Excel Cell Formulas

What formula can I format my cells to so that when I input a number it will have a u after it (I have it set to ###,###u now) and if it is blank it will have "N/A" in the cell? Thank you in advance.
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Removing Partitions for Fresh Windows 7 Install

Okay, after a lot .. A LOT .. of trying Linux versions, I would like to return to Windows 7 please... I have my Windows 7 Home Premium Key. Downloading a SP1 ISO right now for the fresh install. ...
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Formatting or initializing a partition from the command-line in Haiku

I'm making a script and I want to take an existing partition and clear it quickly. Rather than using rm I thought there might be a command-line way of formatting or initializing a partition, but I ...
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Keep Excel formatting when copying content to a text editor

I have an Excel file with a column of codes which indicate parent-child relationships with some kind of formatting: The indent is controlled with "Indent Level" option on "Left (Indent)". Copying ...
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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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Can't format my SSD anymore

I am not sure if my SSD is broken. I tried to install Windows 7 on my SSD today and it somehow got stuck in the installation process. After aborting the installation, I tried it again but I ...
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Show only the LAST few characters of a cell when data is to wide in MS Excel

I have a sheet that contains a column of xpath expressions (these resemble file paths.) For the most part the first 50 or so characters are always the same. This causes the data to be unhelpful when ...
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USB - Harddrive - How to use a USB Flash drive as a HDD harddrive?

As you see in the picture below, Windows knows which devices are USB's and which devices are hard drives. How can I make this USB into a hard drive? Can I format it or something? I need to do this ...
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Is it possible to copy an excel column into another sheet including data, formatting, and all and have it update when the original changes?

I have a sheet in excel that has 40 rows, with some information in each row, A B Nate 32 Bob 28 Cheryl 65 John 34 Candy 23 I have manually highlighted ...
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How to fix code examples in Python documentation?

I'm having a strange problem when trying to view the Python documentation. Basically, all code examples cut off the last line of text. The screenshot below illustrates what I mean. The text box isn't ...
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How do I spell out the page numbers in Word?

In MS-Word (any version, but I"m using 2010) is there a way to set the page numbers as using alpha-values instead of numeric values? For example, I would like the page numbers in my header to display ...
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How to change default text color in MS Excel

How can I make many edits to a MS Excel 2010 spreadsheet and save the edits I make using a different color (i.e. RED). Right now, I have to change the color of each and every cell in the spreadsheet, ...
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Inserting Section Break Odd Page does not correctly insert a blank page in Microsoft Word 2007

I have been working on a document in Word 2007 in which the new sections are supposed to start on odd pages. Initially, when I would place the cursor in the page immediately preceding my desired new ...
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How to set number format to show all decimal digits

I have one excel sheet. In that one cell value $1,544.13 when i click that cell it is showing 1544.12857142857 in formula bar. I tried to set as General, but it does not show all the digits. It ...
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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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gparted doesn't work with an external hard drive with sector size of 4096

When I open gparted, I got below: sudo gparted ====================== libparted : 2.2 ====================== Device /dev/sdc has a logical sector size of 4096. Not all parts of GNU Parted support ...
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Tool to to change empty elements to self-closing elements

I have a large XML file with many elements like this: <Foo Bar="Baz"> </Foo > I want them all to become like this: <Foo Bar="Baz" /> Is there a tool that will do this for me ...
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convert FAT and NTFS without data loss

Which one of these filesystem format conversions will keep the data on disk, and which will require backup, reformat, and restore? FAT32 to NTFS FAT32 to FAT16 NTFS to FAT32 NTFS to FAT16 Note: I ...
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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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Cannot format my USB Flash Drive after installing Vanilla Chrome OS

I recently installed Chromium OS (Hexxeh's vanilla build) on my 16 GB flash drive. Later on, when I tried to format it, it was showing a total space of 1 GB. I tried deleting partitions in disk ...
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I want to remove all images from my word document without losing the data formatting

Can any body help me, in this regard. I just want to remove all the images in my word document. I have about 365 pages document, in which there are images in almost all pages. I can not delete one by ...
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Windows 8 HDD unable to boot, later unable to read from Windows7 machine as well

On a Samsung Windows 8 machine after some time I was not able to boot. Checking the BIOS shows that HDD is frozen. Them machine takes lots of time to boot. Saying this I would like some suggestions ...
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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, ...
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Formatting a bullet list when text wrapped next to an image

I can't find any combination of list formatting and default or custom text-wrap settings where, for item 4, the second line of text lines up correctly - i.e. where the 'n' lines up with the 'S' as ...
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How to disable Excel number autoformat

This problem is simple to correct but is very very annoying what I'm doing is to type a hour range, eg. (0-1),(1-2),(2-3) so on per cell row DATE --- HOUR 1/1/2013 0-1 1/1/2013 1-2 ...
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Windows XP setup refuses to format HDD. What now?

I found a very very old laptop in my garage (Acer Travelmate 613TXV) and I'm curious about how well it will work. My skills are above average but when I try to install Windows XP on it (on a 4 GB HDD ...