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Q: Re-formatting...

Okay, recently my family got 2 computers, so the third one, which im using now, became mine. It still contains remnant files, and because its been a family computer for a while, it's been bogged down. 2 1/2 years without a format will do that to a computer.

There's massive amounts of used space, spyware/malware and other reasons that could be slowing the computer down, so i've decided the best way to go is reformatting.

The problem with this, I have dial-up and reformatting means i would have to re-download everything. and i know, people will say 'back it up, its so easy'. Well, no, no its not. Because I dont have every single installer file for all the programs on here. I dont want all the programs, because some aren't mine and i've never used them, some are being pains and refuse to uninstall(word up Microsoft :]). If anybody has any solutions, advice or would just like to give me a definite answer of 'no, thats not possible', it would be much appreciated.

incase that was really confusing: I would like to create back-up dvds of program files already installed on the computer, along with general documents, music etc..

-Sam

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Preferred Solution: Re-formatting...

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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Last night, I tried to transfer a video file as I've done dozens of times. It didn't work. I tried a second time and realized it was because the file was more than 4GB which FAT32 USB drives will not accept.

I successfully formatted the new USB drive to NTFS.

My question is can I convert it back to FAT32? Can I do this using the same method (right-click drive checked off and optimized performance then right-click and select NTFS) I did from FAT32 to NTFS or is something else required?

Is it dangerous to due this? I will only be using this USB stick on my Windows laptops, dvd player and not on my iMac.

A:USB drive formatting back to FAT32 after formatting to NTFS

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,

You are correct, you can just format the drive back to FAT32 and no it shouldn't cause any issues doing this.
I have swapped between file system types many times and never had an issue.

Regards,
Jamie

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I recorded some saved programs on my Dish Network DVR 622 to an external hard drive that formatted it for that purpose according to their instructions. Can the external hard drive now be reused by being hooked up to my standalone computer and reformatted or have I lost it because of that use? If so, how do I do it? I do not want to save anything on the drive--just format it and use it for a different purpose. I no longer have the Dish DVR. When I connect the external drive to my desktop I do not even see an icon for it in My Computer.
Thanks for any help.
 

A:Formatting external drive after dvr formatting

Hi

its possible it has been formatted using a non standard file system, use disk manager to view the drive and remove any partitions on it, then use disk manager to recreate parttions on the drive

Start >settings> control panel> admin tools >computer management >disk manager.
 

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Howdy!
okay so I'm creating a new spreadsheet for work and have to format the cells in column C labelled No. Accidents. if the number of accidents is less than 5 i want it to be green and if its equal to 5 I want it to be yellow and more than 5 i want to be red.
That part I am fine with
BUT
it counts blank cells as 0
so I want it to be able to ignore these blank cells and leave them as white and not be affected by the conditional formatting colours
Please Help!
Cheers
 

A:Solved: Conditional Formatting: Ignore Blank Cells in Conditional formatting

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Windows was unable to format DVD

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try using your burning software to format

it is a dvdrw disk and not a dvr disk?

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I have a 20GB HDD currently partitioned into two. Would want to merge it into a single one. How do I do it assumming both partitions are empty ie no files. I'm running on XP Home. Thanks!
 

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Don't know if XP disk management offers any alternatives, but I'd just delete both partitions and create 1 new one the size of the drive.
 

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Hey guys and gals,

this is a really stupid question, but it's been awhile since I've had to format a hard drive. I have a new one, a 120GB western digital. Can I format it into more than 2 partitions? If so, would I just boot to dos and use fdisk to do the partitioning? (this is a new system, no OS yet)....like I said, simple question, but it's been awhile, any answers would be great.

Thanks!
 

A:HDD formatting

Yes.

You could always use the disk that comes with the drive to, does the same thing.

Cheers
 

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i can not format my computer
it tells me it is being used by another user
it used to have win 2000 and it now has xp home
i heard that win 2000 hides an 8 mb partitioni but cannot find it
and that it is still running thats why i can not format
i have tried many ways of format but none seem to work for me
it runs really slow! very slow start up counts memory by 2's
internet works fine.
i am sure there is a way
if someone could help thank you

A:formatting

do a google for killdisk, format with that, the xp format utility
is not to good.,

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Ok this is what I am wanting to do;
 
I want the SSD to ONLY have windows 7 installed on it. 
 
I want everything else to be saved default to my 1 TB HDD
 
This is a MSI GP60 2PE Leopard if that gives any different perspective.
 
 

A:Formatting SSD and OS help

Welcome,
Every program you install will have to make a connection into the operating system. This means that the bulk of the program can be on a secondary drive and all of your data files can reside there as well. But, a portion of each program will be connected to the OS and also reside on the SSD.
You just have to be very careful installing your programs. Be sure to specify the drive, otherwise the default is to install on the same drive with the OS.
 
Dick

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I am running a windows 7 operating system on my Sony Vaio. Its been pretty slow lately and got numerous viruses that I have to scan periodically. If i wanted to format my computer and save the necessary files on a USB.. how would I do that?

Since I bought this computer with the win 7 already on it.. and have no CD.. is there anyway I can still do it.. or do I need to purchase the CD?

Thanks.

A:Formatting?

If you have not fiddled with the recovery partition you can launch recovery from that.

How to Recover Factory Settings on Sony Vaio Computer with Windows 7 | eHow.com

The process is also described in the user manual that would have come with your computer.

Make sure you backup important user data before starting recovery. Once the computer is restored to factory state, make a set of recovery disks asap.

If OTOH the recovery partition is not usable, you'll need to get hold of a win7 disk, install and activate with the sticker key.

FYI, you can also order a set of recovery disks from Sony for a nominal charge.

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Need some help.

My computer is all messed up. First off, while booting up

It says

Invalid Boot.ini
Booting from C:\windows\

That doesnt seem to affect my computer at all but I may just be naive. Anyhow, my main problem is, I cannot play any games on my computer. While playing, I either get the microsoft error, or I get the WinXP Blue screen error. The error seems to be based around my Graphics driver. I have tried several different drivers for my graphics card, as well as 2 different graphics cards.

Ge-Force 4 ti 4200 128mb and a Ge-Force FX 5700 ultra 128mb both of which get the same error while playing.

I did have a virus earlier but I got rid of it, not sure if that could be the cause.

When i get the Blue Screen error, most of the time is says "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL"

But sometimes it doesnt say that at all or sometimes it says something different.

Anyhow, I have tried everything in my limited knowledge of computers to fix this problem but to no avail. My MAIN problem is reformatting.

I do not have the cash to shell out for a win XP disk. My computer was a gift and custom made. It did not come with a win XP disk and here is where im stuck. Is there any way to get this problem fixed cheap? Or get my comp reformatted? I would really like to get it reformatted because they split my hard drive and gave my logical drive the main brunt of the disk space. I just like having everything on one drive. Cant stand these FAT32 drives.

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I just bought a pack on blank CDs today and when I put the CD into the drive and try to the message saying that I need to format the disk, it doesn't come up. I've been trying to open this option up, but I can't. I just get this message "Selected disk drive is not in use. Make sure the disk is inserted." It is inserted, but nothing happens. It's so frustrating. HELP!
 

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Hey guys,

My pc is running a bit slowe lately, got lots of stuff, (too much on it).

So I'd like to restore my pc back to factory settings. I have aroud 110 gig of stuff and I don't want to lose it. So I bought a firewire drive to back it all up on. My plan is, transfer all my data to the external hd. Then formatting my hd completley and rebooting as new, then transferring my needed data abck on to my pc.

I've neevr formatted before so not to sure how. My main worry is the pc not restarting (once its been cleaered of old data). I have a start up cd that came with my pc but i have no windows xp cd( (it came pre installed).

Any ideas, words of warning, suggestions or similar would be greatly appreicated.
Thanks guys.
Ef
ps. feel free to add and tell me voer msn on: [email protected]
 

A:Formatting MY HD

What Brand/Model pc? . . some manufacturers have a recovery partition on the drive which restore to the condition shipped . . do not format if you do not have a XP installation CD
 

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Hi, I need some instructions for deleting my old WIN95 so that I can install WINme. It's not an upgrade but a WINme for OME, if previous version can be detected then WINme will not install. Any advice is appreciated.
 

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I'm planning to reformat my cousin's computer. It has Windows XP Media Center 2005 Edition. I borrowed a XP Media Center 2005 Edition disk. I need to know if I can use my friend's disk with my cousin's product key. My cousin has a product key on the bottom of the laptop.

Also, since it's a laptop would Windows add the necessary drivers or do I need to download them manually?

The laptop is a Toshiba Satellite A105-S2194

Any info would help :) thanks!

--
Homer

A:I need formatting help

You can use the borrowed disk and your cousins product key together. Microsoft just require you to have one valid product key per motherboard.

Windows comes with a set of generic drivers and will try to use these if they are appropriate, however this generally does not by any means cover the drivers required in most laptops.

I would recommend retrieving the correct drivers for your laptop from the OEM's website BEFORE you format the HDD. Then store them somewhere else ie a USB pen. I say this because many people find that the driver for the network card is required after a re-installation and without it they cannot access the internet to retrieve the drivers they require.

Hope this helps?

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Ok I've been using Paragon Partition Manager to format my new hard drive.

However ever time I format, no mater what file system I use, I get "Incorrect file system, fillallocation faults."

And it advises me to run CHKDSK on it, however I don't know how, since the Drive is 1. Unmounted, 2. Inactive 3. no file system

Any ideas?

A:Formatting New Hdd

Would a boot floppy for XP allow you to partition/format/Chkdsk for diagnostic purposes? I personally use Digtal Dolly.

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After reformatting back to win 98, my hard drive is only showing me 1.99GB and the one that is installed is 14gb.Can anyone help me!
 

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I have recently installed Win7 on a trial basis. I would now like to uninstall, format Drive C: and reinstall again.

On the installation process there was originally a "format" option, however it was a "quick format" not full format. Win XP offered the option of a full format on each installation.

So, bottom line, how does one do a full format before, during or after a Win 7 install.

Also, is there any equivalent of the "find file" or "run" command in Win 7.

Thanks!

A:Formatting with Win 7

When you use the install DVD
You will be asked upgrade or custom.
Choose custom and advanced.
You can format then
Clean Install Windows 7

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how do i format a hardrive. and then partition it
drive is 10g have 64m ram 433mhz
windows 98se to reinstall
 

A:formatting

This should help you get started:
http://www.hexff.com/win98_install.html
 

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Hi, If I format my toshiba laptop and re install windows 7, will it work without all the toshiba stuff that comes with it when purchased. I have a corrupt registry that recovery will not fix. The problem is in start up. I have ordered a windows 7 full version disc to try and repair but want to know if I can format.

A:formatting

You should try the start up repair from the CD first but your machine should run better without all the bloatware that came with it. In fact you should be better off in the long run with a clean install without all the toshiba software and preinstalled bloatware.

Formatting should work for you but it's sometimes better to get the all the required drivers before hand and put them on a CD or DVD.

If this laptop came with Windows 7 installed most every driver will install automatically after you reformat.

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Hi all , Im trying to fix up an old Pc , and in the process of formatting drive C: , I keep getting the message ......
( cannot format network drive )
Can anybody help me .
Sys : Pet mmx 200
65mb ram
was running win98se, But unable to get into windows.

Thanks..
 

A:Formatting HDD , help ?

Go to BOOTDISK and download the W98 boot disk, format it after booting from floppy.
 

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I'm needing to wipe clean my C: Drive completely. Iv'e gone the route of going into the DOS prompt and doing the format C: command ..and doesnt do a thing. I'm using XP is there a feature within XP that will easily enable me to do this task? Thanks in Advance

System Specs:
Intel P4 D845WN Mobo
Intel P4 1.5 CPU
640 SDRAM
Windows XP Home Edition
 

A:HD Formatting

If Drive C is the primary drive, as in the one that has windoze on it, it will not be quite that easy. Might wanna try this instead .
a. go ahead and double click on My computer icon , then go ahead and right click on and should see a Format option.
b. a better way ( at least the way i see it ) is ether using a win98 startup disk or might wanna a utility disk provided by your hdd manufacturer ( all the major players have one , under software downloads)
HTH
 

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I seem to have a problem, my computer has been playing up for some time, i have tried all the virus programmes and have had enough now, the problem is although i have formatted a computer before, i seem to be having a problem getting to the blue start screen on xp, i have gone into the bios settings to boot straight from cd, but instead of getting the welcome blue screen the computer keeps booting straight to desktop as it would if i was loading it from the hard drive, i have disabled all other boots, only cd applied, any ideas ? Thanks

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Once you set your BIOS to boot first from cd . . when it restarts you will see a black screen with a prompt "Press any key to boot from CD" . . do that and you will be able to delete any or all partitions and recreate one or more, then proceed to formating and installing XP.

That message can pass quickly, so have a finger on the keyboard when you boot. This will delete all data on the drive so be sure you have your important data backed up. The prompt will appear after every reboot, but do not press any key on subsequent reboots. The setup process will continue with no action required from you.

If you do not get that message, and if you have another optical drive, try the XP CD in the other drive.

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I was wondering if it's better to first reformat my hard drive before installation or should I let the Custom Installation do it?
I was thinking I could make a Vista recovery disk from my recovery partition before I start, and reformat then restore it to factory condition before running the 7 installation (I need Vista before installing because I purchased the upgrade). Is this all unnecessary? I just want to be sure my computer is running the best it can.
If the custom installation is going to reformat it anyway there is no need, but it doesn't sound like it will since it saves your old Windows files.

Oh, the other complication may be the drivers. If I let it do its own thing, it will save all of my drivers in the C:\Windows.old folder which could be helpful. However, it's a laptop which doesn't have many peripherals attached, so I may not need to worry about it.

Thanks!

A:Formatting HD first?

You need the qualifying Vista O.S. to run the Upgrade from.

As far as the recovery partition, in most cases it will be useless after installing the new O.S., so be sure to make or order your recovery disks in case you need to reinstall both O.S. again. Afterward, you can delete the recovery partition. It should be recreated when you run the recovery disks anyway.

Be sure to make an image of your finished job with the great new WIndows 7 Imaging backup so there will never be the need to do a reinstall, just reimage your HDD in about 20 minutes from the image stored externally.

Upgrade Install with Windows 7

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Hi guys,

I haven an 80GB HDD running Windows XP at the moment.

Tomorrow I intend to upgrade to Windows 7 64-bit.

I have an external HD for all my data, so the 80GB isn't really a matter to me at the moment.

What I am wondering is about formatting the drive, since I am going from Windows XP 32-bit to Windows 7 64-bit.

Will I have to format the Hard Drive BEFORE I insert the installation DVD, or does the Windows 7 Installer AUTOMATICALLY format my HDD before copying the Win7 files?

Sorry if this has been posted before, I did do a search.

Thank you very much!

~ Jack

A:Formatting of HDD

When you first start the setup it will ask you if you want to do an upgrade or a custom install... choose custom install and follow the prompts...

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Have finally gotten to the point of partitioning the hdd but when I get to the system set up page saying it is ready to install windows (Me version) and hit enter, the screen goes blank but the computer doesn't do anything. Is this because the hdd is not formatted? If so, how do I format it? Have read something about some jumpers because the hdd is too large (80GB Maxtor). Anyone have any experience they're willing to share?
 

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I have a PC that is tribooting on one drive. Win 98SE, Win2k Pro, and WinXP Home. I have a nother drive installed that is not formatted yet. I am using just for data. Is it better to format as NTFS or FAT32? If I do NTFS then I wont be able to access it with Win98 correct?

Is there a limitation with FAT32 in terms of data storage? Can I only store certain types of data or file sizes?

Also, should I just format by right clicking on drive and selecting format or should I use partition magic?
 

A:formatting HDD

There are NTFS drivers for Win98, and I think they are free or at least very inexpensive.

Nevertheless, FAT32 works fine and you are quite unlikely to hit it's limits. I think the file size limit was 4 gigs. ;]

The relative benefits between the two are:

FAT32 is a tiny bit faster in normal operations and defrags more easily. I tend to put permanent swap files on a FAT32 partition on a second drive for performance. Given your triboot setup, I'd use FAT32 for bulk storage of things like archives, music and movies. On a second drive it also is an excellent place for temp files like CD images while burning a disk.

NTFS is more sophisticated and efficient. It has file compression, better security, and is less likely to lose files when a disk error occurs. It's the better choice for large collections of little files, or those you want to keep safe.
 

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HELLO EVERYONE
FIRST OFF I WOULD LIKE TO SAY HOW NICE IT IS TO KNOW THERE ARE STILL PEOPLE OUT THERE WILLING TO HELP OTHERS. I WILL TRY TO KEEP THIS SHORT.
HERE'S MY PROBLEM- IM RUNNING WINDOWS XP PRO AND A FRIEND BORROWED MY COMPUTER FOR A WHILE, WHEN I GOT IT BACK IT WOULD NOT WORK PROPERLY (I LEARNED MY LESSON), COULD NOT LOAD ANY GAMES THAT HAD BEEN LOADED BEFORE WITH THE SAME CD'S. I DECICED TO FORMAT THE HARD DRIVE, ALL WENT WELL UNTIL THE END AND IT SAID THAT SOME FILES COULD NOT BE LOADED. NOW WHEN I TRY TO RE-FORMAT, IT DOES NOT START WITH DELETING HARD DRIVE OPTION, IT STARTS AT THE WINDO'S SETUP BUT NOT AT THE BEGINNING, IT SHOWS THE 3 FIRTS STEPS AS ALREADY HAVING BEEN DONE AND NOW IT IS TRYING TO LOAD WINDOWS BUT AT THE END I GET A NUMBER OF MESSAGES THAT SAY " COULD NOT LOAD THIS FILE", DO YOU WANT TO SKIP,CANCEL,RETRY?.
OPPS FORGOT SOMETHING, WHILE TRYING TO FORMAT THE FIRST TIME THE COMPUTER JAMBED AND I HAD TO REBOOT. MYSELF AND SOME FRIENDS HAVE TRIED VARIOUS WAYS TO RE-FORMAT BUT ALWAYS GET THOSE ANNOYING MESSAGES AFTER .
I SOMEHOW FEEL THAT SOMETHING GOT SCREWED UP IN THE INITIAL INSTALL OF WINDOWS AND NOW IT PREVENTS WINDOWS FROM BOOTING PROPERLLY BUT ILL LEAVE THAT TO YOU MORE EXPERIENCED PEOPLE.

LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR REPLIES
GERRY

A:Formatting

Do you have the set of six boot disks that you were supposed to make when you first loaded Windows XP?If not you can make them with any computer running XP or download them here:http://www.bootdisk.com/Some computers came with a restore partition on the hard drive like some Sonys, some HPs, some Compaqs, etc.Do you know if yours has it. If it does, you can restore the original configuration of XP that came on your computer when new using it.

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i baught a maxtor hd and i put the win xp cd in after installing it thinking i could format using that.after it asked how much to partition i just hit enter and then the only option to format i had was for ntfs instaed of the fat 32 i wanted.so i exited and then tried using the software that came whith the hd to format but it said 8 mb was not partitioned and i neede to use nt. i dont know what nt is and now my xp cd just reads error loading windows.all i need is a program to format my drive in fat32,where can i D\L
one? thanks. atleast,i think thats all ill need.
 

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Hi, I am trying for the first time to put my pic's onto a disc, as i select windows photo gallery to burn my pictures to disc i first select the pic's i require to burn then click the burn symbol under the symbol Data Disc comes up i click this then after a few mins up pops up a message click to format. After a while a message comes up ( windows could not compleate format) am i doing something wrong?

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Are you burning an erasable disc? That's the only reason for a format. I would use
Imgburn as that's the one everyone I know who is serious about multi-media uses.

It's free.

Generally erasable discs are ok for a test burn. Stick the disc in a DVD player to make sure the movie came out. Then burn to DVD+R. Erasable discs are notorious for being unreadable even on the system that burned them.

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I have a seagate 160gb sata hdd partitioned to 40 and 120 gb.
With Windows xp Home sp2 on the 40gb.
If i format the 40gb hdd will i have to reinstall the sata drivers?.......

thanx
 

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I need help on how to get winXP to format my sata drive at bootup, so I can clean install XP again? I'm resorting to this measure 'cause XP seems to be hanging during bootup.

All suggestions welcomed

Thanx
 

A:Need Help Formatting In Xp

but the xp cd in the drive and reboot ur pc. makshure that the cdrom drive is in the boot sequince. then after u reboot it will say press any key to boot cd. or something like that. then wait till it loads to the main screen. then delet all the partitions and reforamtt. its self explanitory after that.
 

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Hi,

I have been having problems with my computer, and the partitions seem to be corrupted. I have no option to repair Windows from the installation menu when I boot from the XP disc.

I am thinking of doing a clean install, but I was just wondering if there is any way at all in which I can retrieve the data on the HDD. There are two and they are in a RAID configuration.

Is there any hope or have a I lost all my data for good?

Thanks
 

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How difficult is it to format a hard drive? Is it possible for anyone to do it or should I go for tech suppotr?
 

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I need to format my computer. I have four partitions and would like to move my o/s to a larger partition and make it my new c:. I'm running Vista business 64. I new how to do it with xp, but not sure about Vista. I could use some pointers if you have them.

A:Formatting

Originally Posted by kman32


I need to format my computer. I have four partitions and would like to move my o/s to a larger partition and make it my new c:. I'm running Vista business 64. I new how to do it with xp, but not sure about Vista. I could use some pointers if you have them.



Hello kman32, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Windows only allows four "Primary" partitions per hard drive. If you already have four, then you cannot create more.

However, if you are using the 200MB (or 100MB) "System Reserved" partition as a boot partition, you can have all of your OSs in "Logical Volumes (Partitions)" on an "Extended Partition". You can have as many "Logical" partitions as there are letters of the alphabet to use. One of the four "Primary" partitions can be the "Extended" partition, with all of the "Logical" partitions inside it. Here is a link with some info from MS: Understanding Disk Partitions

We can better help you plan what you can do if you will attach a screen shot of your Vista Disk Management drive map to a post. If you need help doing that, here are a couple of links with instructions:

How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista

How to Post a Screenshot in Seven Forums - Windows 7 Forums

To get the screen shot, go to Computer, Manage (or type Computer Management in the start search box), then Disk Management. Here is an example:

We can start there ...

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Am trying to move some things to a CD-R disc, but nothing comes on screen for formatting when I insert new, clean CD into Dr. E. What am I doing wrong? Thanks.

A:Formatting CD-R

theres no need to format it! try one...drag and drop

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Hi

I've bougth a new hard disk, and i've installed.

But I've to format the disk.

How I do it in XP?

Thank's
 

A:formatting a new HD

get the hdd utility to format the drive for XP, put the XP disk in and follow directions for setup
make sure your CD will boot from CD in bios

http://www.geekgirls.com/windowsxp_install.htm
 

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hi
I want to format vista home premium 64 bit as it has virus in System32, but i didn't get any dvd/cd for that.I have a drive maintained for recovery.Tell me the steps to recover from this drive.HELP
ananya

A:formatting

Originally Posted by ananyasinghal


hi
I want to format vista home premium 64 bit as it has virus in System32, but i didn't get any dvd/cd for that.I have a drive maintained for recovery.Tell me the steps to recover from this drive.HELP
ananya




What is the make of your PC. The recovery procedure from the recovery partition is somewhat different from make to make.

E.g. for an HP, you just press F11 which gets you to the recovery wizard. But for a Gateway or Emachines, this is the procedure:

1. Copy all your own files and folders to an external storage (Disc, USB stick even SD card - 1 GByte capacity should be ample - even 512 MB)
2. Shut the PC off
3. Turn the PC back on and keep hitting the F8 key repeatedly until the Advanced Boot Option Screen appears
4. Click "Repair Your Computer" –if you are not already on it, use the up and down arrows to maneuver to it and then press ENTER
5. Next you have to pick your country and click OK
6. On the "System Recovery Options Screen" click "Restore Application" (last option)
7. Follow the on-screen instructions
8. When prompted, click on "Full Factory Recovery"
9. Click "Next"
10. Click "Yes"
11. Go and have a cup of coffee - don't touch anything - for a while it seems like nothing is happening
12. After many minutes, recovery will complete and you click "Finish"

For Acer, Dell or Toshiba, I have the procedures too, but they a... Read more

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Can anyone help, How do I download a film onto a DVD in the correct format to enable me to play it on my TV. My TV supports both DVD - and DVD+.

Any help appreciated.

james411

A:Formatting a dvd

Hi james411 and welcome on TSF !

From where did you get the movie and what file format is it ?

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Trying to install a new hard drive, which went fine to begin with until I started installing the XP OS and found out my product key # is missing. I have a Win 98 boot disk and 98 OS disk but now the computer has 'started' installing XP so now I need to format the hard drive to be able to install Win 98, until I can get the product key for XP. I need to boot from MS-DOS to format the hard drive, but when it gives me the options, it don't offer the boot in MS-DOS mode without going into safe mode, which starts the XP version. I need help getting into DOS to format the hard drive so I can install Win 98 temporarily. All suggestions appreciated!!
 

A:Need help with formatting

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Hi,

I went to format my pc, using the recovery bootdisk i have.Im on XP.I put the disk in and typed in dos, format c:. everything seemed to be goin a ok and then it asked for teh volume label, i pressed enter then rebooted my pc with the disk in again.

I then typed format c: again as i thought the origional format didnt happen. I then get a message saying that this disk is not able to format. the bootdisk also doesnt seem to load correctly now either.

i wonder if someone can help me, the pc has not been formatted yet as i am using it as i type this message to you.

thank you
 

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Alright, I just got a DVD recorder which supports both hard drive and DVD recording (on-R and -RW). Now what I want to be able to do is record onto the DVD then watch it on another DVD player in another room. Now, I tried this and it wont work (on VR or Video mode) because I didnt finalize. If I finalize a RW I am affraid I will not be able to use it again at all, but I found this on a website:

"* DVD-RW (Video mode): Finalizing is necessary. It cannot be edited after finalizing. Reformating is required before it can be used for recording again."

So my question is, Can I finalize a DVD-RW then format it and use it again? And also, how do you format a DVD-RW!?!

Thanks in advance.
 

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Hi friends,
I have a doubt relating to formatting. a file has been attached with this. I want to align the first page as seen in the second page. please see the attachment.

regards
Jasih

A:Formatting

I'd Select all the text, right-click it and chose Paragraph then remove any spacing not desired, in this case change 10 in the Spacing after: box to 0.

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I need to format XP but the problem is when i start up the system with the bootdisk in the disk drive it wont allow me to access my Windows drive (F:\) instead it only allows me to access the 3 1/2 disk drive (A:\) my second hard drive (C:\) and the unknown B:\ drive ... can someone please give me advice on how to format the F:\ drive so i can install a new operating system
 

A:Formatting XP

My guess is your drive is partitioned NTFS. If so you probably need to run fdisk and delete the partition and set up one your boot disk can handle.

I'm guessing here but it sounds like you're not putting XP back on. If you are you could just boot to the CD and repartion during setup.

Enough guessing though. If that didn't clear it up:
-What is on there now? XP?
-What operating system is the boot disk from?
-What operating system are you putting on it?
-What type of system is it? Gateway? Dell? HP?
-What brand hard drive?
 

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So I was trying to format my computer and everytime it started to copy files, it would just shut down by itself. What's wrong ?

A:formatting help

hello & welcome to TSF ,

look at your XP disk and see if it has any bad scratches on it for starters

then go to your bios and see if you have your boot order set toload the cd rom first

Mike

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I am trying to re format my hd and re install XP, have changed order of boot so that pc should boot from CD drive, when it does all I get is the message to put in a bootable disk!
I am using my original XP disc.
Is there anything I can do to fix this????

A:Formatting Hd

It could be that your disk is damaged. Try cleaning it with a soft cloth. Also, try it in another computer to see if it works.

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