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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Stop Text Wrap in Word 2010 for an Equation Object

In Word 2010, I have an equation object that wraps at the end of a line. Is there a way to stop it from wrapping? (Since it's an equation object, I can't just use a no break space like would be ...
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How do I format a usb drive on a PC that was formatted on a Mac?

I have a SanDisk Cruser drive that was formatted for a Mac and now I want to use it for a PC (and I don't have access to the Mac. What can I do?
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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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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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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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Unable to format disk: 'The system cannot find the file specified'

I have a USB flash drive, which I may have mucked up, so I used DISKPART's CLEAN to clean it up. I created a simple volume, and tried to format it. (This is all using Windows' disk management.) I was ...
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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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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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Cannot recognize or format encrypted SD card

I have a micro SD memory card. How can I open encrypted SD card with Nokia mobile, the computer doesn't recognize any thing. When I insert SD card um used Windows and Ubuntu but the computer doesn't ...
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How do I fix my USB drive to get its original 8GB size back?

My USB drive used to be originally 8GB when I bought it. I'm trying to reformatted in Windows 7 by right clicking on the drive and selecting Format.... But the capacity only shows 250MB. Is there ...
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How to format Windows XP without CD?

I have only one partition called C, that drive holds the operating system and all the documents. I don't have a CD-ROM hence I can't use the installation CD. Is there any way to format the drive or ...
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Reinstalling Windows Xp Professional OEM

My aunt called me in to repair her desktop and laptop computers. (Level up! You become: The Family's Private IT.) The desktop wasn't much; just many, many junk pieces of software that her daughter ...
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How to copy multi-line text from Excel without quotes?

When you create a multi-line string in an excel cell (by using Alt-Enter), if you copy that cell to a text editor, excel will automatically add double quotes (") around the full string, ie: Cell1 | ...
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Word 2010: unsolicited white space

I'm using Office Word 2010 on a Windows 7 (64 bit) OS. I've got a large document with multiple tables and images (some of which are grouped). I've managed to lock each table or image into the ...
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Add more than 20 digits in Excel without an exponential sign

I want to add more than 20 digits in an Excel cell. The current format of the cell is general, and it converts the number to an exponential format. I tried with a number format and accounting, but ...
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How to enable eyedropper tool in Excel 2013?

There is a nifty 'Eyedropper' tool present in Powerpoint 2013. Does anybody know if the same can be enabled / activated or is it present in Excel 2013.
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Is there any way to restore EXT4 partition

Is there any way to restore ext4 partition after formatting the entire hard disk then making two partitions of NTFS
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Send preformatted text in Skype

Sometimes I send pieces of code using Skype. Very often the text is messed up with smileys, and some brackets show up doubled. Can I somehow send text that will not be transformed? Something like ...
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MS Word: Change font-size in table autoformat

After trying it for a few times, I can't seem to edit the font size through Ms Word's Table -> Table Autoformat. I can edit a lot of other stuff except for the font size. Are there any explanations ...
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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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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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Table Formatting in Excel 2007: How do I remove it?

I've used the new Table Formatting option in Excel 2007. Now I can't remove it. I've dragged the little blue square up to the last cell on the top left, but it just won't go any further. In fact it ...
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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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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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How do I reformat an unmountable/unrecognised/unformatted USB drive?

How do I reformat an unmountable/unrecognised/unformatted USB drive? It will not mount or format on Windows Vista or OSX Tiger. Disk Utility sees the hardware, but no partition to mount. Testdisk ...
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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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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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USB drive not showing full size

I have a 4GB usb drive. Just now i have formatted it with fat filesystem. But after formatting its only showing 200MB instead of 4GB. I am using windows VISTA operating system. I am frightened. Can ...
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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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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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Pasting HTML table into Excel 2007 without modifying the format of each cell

I have a table in HTML having cells storing numbers like 123.0,123.00. When I use ctrl-A to copy the whole page into excel, 123.0 and 123.00 are all changed to 123, which is not something I want to ...
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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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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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No drives to choose while formatting

I was trying to format my friend's computer and when we came to the point where we have to choose which drive to install windows on, there was no option to choose from, i.e there were no drives ...
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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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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 stop Excel from Auto-formatting and making it work like a number crunching program

I have a real problem with Excel in csv files where it is formatting numbers in certain ways and I cannot seem to get Excel to display the data right no matter what I do. Imagine I have a colum ...
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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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Formatting a comma-delimited CSV to force Excel to interpret value as a string

Searching around for a while trying to figure out how to format a CSV file in such a way to force Excel to interpret the values as a string and not try and convert them to numbers or dates. e.g... ...
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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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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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What information should I save from an inherited laptop before reformatting?

I inherited a Toshiba Portege R500-S5008X from my supervisor and would like to reformat it and reinstall Windows XP before starting to use it. I eventually found Toshiba's support pages that list ...
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how to change 0's to -'s for a selected block of cells

I want to change the formatting on an excel sheet so that 0's will show up as dashes for only a specific block of cells on a sheet. Does anyone know how to do this? Note that I do not want this ...
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Word 2013 - How to create a new table style from an existing table style?

In Word 2013, lets say I have a few table layouts. For example Is there any way to create a new table style via the Design tab based on my existing table design, or am I forced to try to emulate ...
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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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Excel elapsed time format

In Excel, given a number representing some amount of time (e.g. 25.5 hours), is there a way to format it so that it shows as 1d 1h 30m? Bounty question : Is there a way to add months to this format? ...
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How to disable tracking of formatting changes in Word for Mac 2011?

I use change tracking in Microsoft Word to collaborate with others while jointly editing a document, however, I am not interested in tracking formatting changes. On the Windows version of Word, I was ...
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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 ...