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RAW format...my drive is now RAW format...

Q: RAW format...my drive is now RAW format...

I have a HD for the OS and a 160 GB HD for files. I replaced the OS HD by cloning while the data drive was disconnected and now my data drive is no longer seen as NTFS, disk management sees it as RAW format and wants me to format; it also indicates 0 bytes used and 0 bytes available; the size is also incorrectly displayed as being 30.03 GB instead of 160.

Have run the Samsung diagnostics which indicate no problems.

Put the original HD back but it also showed same results.

Did a fresh install of XP with data HD connected with same results.

Also tried moving HD to different PC with no luck.

Tried using Knoppix but it does not recognize the file format and does not see the data.

Anyone have any ideas how to fix?

Preferred Solution: RAW format...my drive is now RAW format...

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A: RAW format...my drive is now RAW format...

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Hi everyone,

I recently accidentally formatted a hard drive. So, I quickly install a file recovery software (EaseUS Data Recovery). Then the result shows that most of SWF files are big in size. I think that lots of my files have been converted or combine with other files. So, how do I recover my files?

A:File format changed into other format after format a hard drive

This may not be the best answer, but I would recover the files first. That is you biggest concern right now. Then try to see what you need to do to fix them.

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I'm backing up everything from my C: drive to drive F: using ntbackup, but first, I'm formatting the F: drive. For the formatting part, I want my script (simple batch file) to make it just happen--I don't want to respond to two prompts before formatting each time I run it. Any ideas?When I do this:format f: /fs:ntfs /v:"Backup_160"It prompts me to enter the volume label for this drive. Then it asks if I really want to erase the thing. I am thinking a "/Y" tacked onto the end will suppress the prompting about whether I want to erase it. What about the volume label prompt? I thought the "/v:"Backup_160"" was supposed to answer this question, but it doesn't seem to. Whether I remove the "/v:" parameter or leave it there, it always prompts. (Note that in this case, "Backup_160" was both the old and new name of volume F:; that's what I want it to always be called when I backup.)Also, what's the best way for me to overwrite the old backup file (Backup.bkf) each time with the new one, via batch file? Is this what the /T and /G switches are for--to overwrite an old backup file?Here's what I used last night:format f: /fs:ntfs /v:"Backup_160"ntbackup backup c:\ /n "Backup.bkf created 10/16/2006 at 1:08 AM" /v:yes /r:no /rs:no /hc:off /SNAP:on /m normal /j "Weekly System Backup" /l:s /f "F:\Backup.bkf"Thanks,Hotshot309

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Harddrive Lacie 250GB connected trough firewire 800:

XP says it's a RAW partition (used to be NTFS)

I have restored all the files from this drive (to another), and now I would like to reformat the drive to NTFS.

When XP tries to format it, it says ehh, " Error ..can't complete the format".

Anyone have any ida how to get past this problem:
I have Easy Reovery 6.03, Fix it utilities and more.

Any suggestions would be most welcome

System XP sp2 with all updates installed

A:PROBLEM: Xp reports RAW format, but I can't format the drive to NTFS,,,

I have run into the same problem except it is formatting 4.7 gig discs. If I find something that will help you, I will let you know. Let me know if you get a solution. It may assist me with my problem..........


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i've purchased a seagate 1TB external hard drive and need to format it in FAT32 format.

how can i go about doing this using windows 7?

A:how can i format my external HD drive into FAT32 format

Quote: Originally Posted by Waqas83


i've purchased a seagate 1TB external hard drive and need to format it in FAT32 format.

how can i go about doing this using windows 7?

Hi and welcome

um, why do you need to? there are several 3rd party apps that can but since win 7 knows NTFS, it will not format fat32. Just checked to be sure.

KEn J+

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Hello All,

I'm new to this forum seeking help for the issue below. I've searched for similar threads but all are either very old or not specific to my problem . . .

I/O Magic External USB Hard Drive (2007)
Seagate 250mb IDE
Initial problems appeared as the unit began to operate slowly, taking a long time to boot up and for folder to appear in Windows Explorer. Eventually the unit stopped working completely and would freeze up the host computer. Once the external was powered down the host computer would “unfreeze” and resume normal operation.
I attempted to determine if the external chassis might be the problem and removed the HD, mounting it as a slave in an older Dell running Windows XP (this unit had the correct IDE cabling). After correcting a “Don’t Have Permission to View Folder” error, I was able to see the drive. However, when attempting to open the drive in Windows Explorer, the drive at did not seem to respond at first. Eventually I got a pop up that said the “Drive is not formatted, do you want to Format Now?” I didn’t want to do this, so I ran Diagnostic Tools to try to Fix Disc Errors, and got the final message that the disc is in “Raw Format”, and that’s where I stopped.
This drive was a backup to the primary HD in my HP, whose motherboard died just prior to the problems detailed above. It contains ordinary personal data, but also my entire digital collection of music which I’d like to recover. I would rate my level of tech expertise abo... Read more

A:Do You Want to Format / Raw Format on External Drive

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I'm working on an Excel project. I need a Macro to find duplicate values in Column D and when a duplicate is found, format the font color and fill color for that row, column A thru E. Any ideas?

What I currently have finds the duplicates, but only contionally formats items in that column. I don't want it to be conditional, but here is what I'm using:

Private Sub btnDuplicates_Click()
Selection.FormatConditions(1).DupeUnique = xlDuplicate
With Selection.FormatConditions(1).Font
.Color = -16383844
.TintAndShade = 0
End With
With Selection.FormatConditions(1).Interior
.PatternColorIndex = xlAutomatic
.Color = 13551615
.TintAndShade = 0
End With
Selection.FormatConditions(1).StopIfTrue = False
End Sub

Any idea how to do this?

A:Non-Conditional Format: Duplicates Values in 1 Column Format Fill and Font Entire Row

I got rid of the conditional formatting you recorded, because I thought the best way was to loop through the cells in the column and try to find them in the range above and below, and it found them, to format the range of cells from A:E associated with the cells. The problem with using conditional formatting is that you can't loop through cells containing a certain format, because the cell object is not actually formatted. I hope this helps...

Sub Test()
Dim cell As Range, strValue As String
For Each cell In Range("D1:D10")
strValue = cell.Value
Select Case cell.Address
Case Is = "$D$1"
If Not Range(cell.Offset(1, 0), cell.End(xlDown)).Find(strValue) Is Nothing Then GoTo Format
Case Else
If Not Range(cell.Offset(-1, 0), cell.End(xlUp)).Find(strValue) Is Nothing Or _
Not Range(cell.Offset(1, 0), cell.End(xlDown)).Find(strValue) Is Nothing Then GoTo Format
End Select

Exit Sub
' you can obviously change this to suite your needs
With Range(cell.Offset(0, -3), cell.Offset(0, 1)).Font
.Bold = True
.Size = 10
.ColorIndex = 16
End With
GoTo Continue

End Sub


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I'm running RC 7100 as a Media Centre, freshly updated from Windows Update. I'm using a Hauppauge HVR2200 DVB-T tuner card to receive digital broadcasts, together with a SKY settop box. I'm testing the WTV Converter (righ-click from Windows Explorer) and I'm getting the error above on 1 of the test files, and would like to understand whether this is an error in the conversion program, or because I'm trying to put content into the dvr-ms format that simply won't fit because of the format of the digital recording.

This works:
From the SKY settop box UHF cable I have recorded a 30 minute program giving 1,707,264KB (average 948.5KB/sec), WTV Converter works fine.

This fails within 5 seconds of starting:
From the DVB-T tuner I have recorded a 75 minute program giving 7,257,068KB (average 1612.7KB/sec), WTV Converter fails with the error "WTV Converter cannot convert the file from .wtv to .dvr-ms format because the content is not compatible with the .dvr-ms format".

In the properties of each file, the only difference I could see was that the DVB-T recording said 'DTV Content=Yes' whilst from the SKY setop box it said 'DVT
Content=No'. The properties dialog allowed me to change the flag from Yes to No, but the WTV Converter still fails with the same error.

I don't believe the file is corrupt, since it plays successfully in the Windows Media Centre.

Note that the error message does not state that the failure is due to copy-protection. I was able to google ... Read more

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I'm running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. When running Windows Backup onto an external 4TB Touro HDD (2TB partition), I receive the error:

The last backup did not complete successfully. One of the backup files could not be created. Details: The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error.

Error code: 0x8078002A

The cause was given on a forum as:

"The "root cause" is that Windows 7 (and its system tools) does not support a 4K native block size. As a workaround the disk can be formatted with "Advanced Format"/512E to use 512K blocks."

It was suggested I try WD Quick Formatter, but this only works with WD HDDs.

How do I format my HDD to "Advanced Format"/512E to use 512K blocks, so I can use Windows Backup with it?

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I am setting up a spreadsheet for the year and want to use it year over year. I have the cell set up with the date (1/1/2011) with a format of d so that it displays the date as Sat, 1/2/2011 - Sun, etc. Since I want to use this year after year with minimal work and I want to highlight the cells that are equal to Sat and Sun, how would I set up that formula. I tried the basic =A1="Sat" and without quotes but it just returns #NAME. I know working with dates in formulas is different but can't figure out what I need to use.

A:Solved: Excel 2007: conditional format when date displayed as format d

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Windows Mail will not format text even though it shows the formatting bar. No color, justification, photos, or size works.
Only B I U work and font style and size.
Copying and pasting from Wordpad loses the formatting.
Cannot email directly from Wordpad, like in xp, without having OUTLOOK. I want to email through windows mail. I don't have or want WORD. Works won't email either, even though the button is there. Not even on File/Send. Does nothing.
How to email something nice I create? I have vista 64 so I cannot copy it to my xp 32 machine; it isn't recognized. Any solutions?

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A local business http://www.dinospizzausa.com/ wants me to add video to his web site. Problem is he brought a Panasonic VDR-D220 recorder. It records to DVD and memory chip. I can move the files with no problem to the hard drive but can't open them.

This recorder came with no software that opens this format. Now what I would like to do is not only find software (Free) that will open this format but also convert it to a format so I can play it on his website using Media Player. In the folder when downloaded to the hard drive are three files, VR_MANGR.BUP, VR_MANGR.IFO and VR_MOVIE.VRO.

Has anyone come up with software that will do this or an easy way to add these videos to a web site so they open when the web page open?

Thank you and have a great day to all.

A:File association and converting VRO format to Media Player format

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Can you control the folder format that your search results opens with?
My work computer keeps reverting to music format when I want the general format. I don't need to know contributing artist of my solid modeling files.

A:Searches in folder with general format - results in music format

You should be able to customize any folder.

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Does anyone know how to or a program convert from Real Player format to Windows Media Player format?

A:Convert Real Player format to Windows Media format?

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I have conditional format in row 5, as follows
Condition 1
=(F5="") and dragged across
Format is for No colour
Condition 2
=ISNUMBER(FIND("G",numForm)) and dragged across
Format is for Light green if condition met

Cell Format is set at General

I have two problems
1. Cell F5 produces 4 decimal places
2. If I change Cell format to Number , with 2 decimal places Conditional format of light green does not occur.

Is there a way to have a number cell format (custom or otherwise)to two decimal places and a conditional format that leaves the light green if a number is in F5. If no number cell to remain clear.

Any suggestions appreciated.

A:Solved: A Conditional Format and cell format proble,

I think you should verify that the format in the conditional format is a number too
Check if there are no quotes arounf that conditional format conditions, this happens quite often

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So, the title basically says it all.

This is what happened:

My 1TB external hard drive worked just fine. I used to store there everything. It was using NTFS file system.
Last week I connected it to my laptop and it was really slow when I tried to move or delete files from my pc to the drive.
I disconnected and reconnected it to my laptop. Suddenly, it said that I had to format it! I couldn't even access it neither the files in it.
I managed to take some of the files to my laptop using recovery software and they are now safe.
I thought the trouble would be gone now. I thought now I would just format it and store my files again.
I was wrong. I can't even format it! I tried disk management, cmd, almos everything. I downloaded various programs to run tests and try to write everything zeros. Turned out quiting that cause it tells me it needs a lot of hours.

So: I tried a different approach that I was so stupid not to have tried yet. I tried formatting in other file system. I tried and it worked, well, almost... I can only successfully format it to exFat with the 'quick format' option enabled. If that option isn't enabled or I try to ormat it to NTFS, the formatting proccess takes forever or crashes. I would stay with my HDD formatted to exFat, but it is too slow...


A:Can't format external HDD, except to exFat and 'quick format' enabled

Hello mate.

Have a look through the information below, you may just need to let a full clean all run though it will take hours, it may be the best option if you need the HDD for storage and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


Open an elevated command window from the Windows desktop and run the clean command as listed in Method One of this first tutorial linked below to over-write just the disk format information, if that doesn't work use the clean all instead to completely over-write the entire HDD with zeroes then use Windows disk management to create the desired NTFS partition(s) needed. Secure Erase / Wipe : Definition and Methods

Additional Secure Erase / Wipe Information

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Why does formatting my drive using NTFS (the full format one) stop at 18%? Once I've booted from Windows XP Pro SP3 installation disc and choose the full format using NTFS, at 18% it stops. I've been using my hard driv for 6 years but have actually REALLY used it the last two years. The previous 4 years I have been using it for homework (like once in 3 weeks).

However, I partitioned my drive using GParted (main partition 160GBand second partition at 20GB) then attempted full format using NTFS option and the full format stopped at 24%. When the format stops, I mean that the yellow bar stays at 24% and does not move for over an hour. The NTFS format (quick option) is like, 0% then jumps to 20%, then jumps to 100% and starts loading the files and all that normal stuff.

WHY DOES THE FORMAT OF MY DRIVE STOP AT 18%????????????????? please help me, I have had no answers for 2 years. At yahoo answers, what I get is some noobs who answer.

Also I want to note that I have a drive made by Western Digital and I have used their diagnostic tools thing and my raw read error rate is at value of 2 and reallocated sector count is some high number (both of the numbers are in red color, everything else in regular black).

SAVE ME I don't want to buy a new hard drive since the United States' economy is so low and my family isn't exactly rich (1 pc using for 6 years). I don't know if I screwed up the situation more but last summer (of 2009) I reformatted and reinstalled Windows XP P... Read more

A:Format using NTFS (full format option) stops at 18%. WHY'S THAT?

The reallocated sectors means that bad sectors have been found, marked as unusable, and replaced with "spares". Bad sectors can be just a one time glitch that affected some sectors, or a sign of a failing drive. If the number of bad sectors continually increases, it's time to replace the drive.

Bad sectors are manged by the drive hardware and by Windows. The drive will add a bad sector to the Grown Defect list (G-List) when it finds one. These sectors should be invisible to the operating system.
Chkdsk will add bad sectors to the $BadClus file. I'm not sure if this is also passed to the hard drive for it to add to it's G-List.
When you do a format, the $BadClus file is deleted. On a full format, Windows runs chkdsk /R on the drive. This checks every sector on the drive to see if it's good or bad. Any bad sectors that were in the $BadClus file, but not added to the G-List, will be checked again.

If you have many bad sectors, this could take hours, if not days. I had one 60 GB disk that took over 48 hours to run chkdsk /R. Most of that time was spent getting from 40% to 41%. It has only 152 KiB in bad sectors, which is only 304 sectors. It's been nearly 3 years and it hasn't increased, so seems it was just one of those glitches.

You may need to let the system run for a few days for the format to complete, but from the sound of things, you should be saving up for a new drive. And certainly have a good backup program in place for your data.

If all the bad ... Read more

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Hello members, I'm starving to restore back the files into its original format and icon after trying to open one file which has caused this hectic work.
I thought it could be a malware and decided to backup the data before formatting the hard disk but after reinstallation the same idiot coming....till now can not open any file.

Please I request your needful support to restore back my files ...
Thanks in advance


A:My files format has changed to wrong format and icon

Moved from Introduction thread.

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I created a label format and stored it in format gallery in win XP, Works 8.0. Now, when I pull up Works, the "blank page" is the labels format, and I can't get to a blank page to type a letter. When I pull up Format Gallery to delete the only format I've ever created, it doesn't show up and the DELETE button is inactive. I think I have to go into regedit to delete the file, 'cause that's what I found for Works 6.0. Anybody out there know?

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I tried to delete Norton Anti Virus from a friends computer using the "remove software" options in winxp, but windows wouldn't let me so I manually deleted any file that had symantec or norton in its name. After restarting windows, the system recovery wouldn't load and I was unable to access many other files in the control pannel. I decided to install an AutoStream handmade version of xp pro, because he didn't have the original install disk. Before I tried to install the new xp, I loaded a reset program that was supposed to let me install with no problems. That is when windows no longer booted up. When booting the promt read; "Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM". I accessed the recovery console with the 6 boot disks, and resolved this issue using a tip from bootdisk.com. Windows would load but it was not fully fuctional. I tried to format from the recovery cosole but I got something like "AUTOFRMT.EXE could not be found" on the screen. I should also mention that I screwed with the bios settings because the cdrom drives could not be found in windows. I activated the recovery console functions like FIXBOOT and DISKPART. Whenever I try to use FORMAT or the COPY function to repair the boot sector that has damaged ntldr or ndetect.com files I get something like "AUTOFRMT.EXE could not be found" promted. Now when trying to load windows All I get is file n... Read more

A:Want to format but <FORMAT C: /Q /FS:NTFS> wont work and thats just the beginning.

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I created a label format and stored it in format gallery in win XP, Works 8.0. Now, when I pull up Works, the "blank page" is the labels format, and I can't get to a blank page to type a letter. When I pull up Format Gallery to delete the only format I've ever created, it doesn't show up and the DELETE button is inactive. I think I have to go into regedit to delete the file, 'cause that's what I found for Works 6.0. Anybody out there know?

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Please give me a suggestion!
It would be nice if somebody gives a suggestion.

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I have some videos in AVI format and would like to convert them to DVD format. ( I would like to distribute them to some orphanage schools )

I would like to know which DVD format is most commonly used and good in quality.

And what is the best way to convert?

Thank you for your consideration.

A:Converting AVI files to DVD format?which is most used format and good in quality?

Hi bspkumar,
Here are a couple of links to some freeware downloads to convert from AVI to DVD format.


The above link gives information on how to go about converting your videos.

If you keep a backup copy of your videos then why not try these versions and see how the quality is? If no good, then you haven't lost anything.

Hope this helps you.
Kindest regards

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i need to know how to convert a avi format video file to a mpg format video file.. please help.. thanks

A:Solved: need to convert a avi format video file to a mpg format

You need a codec. These guys have a free mpeg1 but I would recommend you buy an mpeg 2. http://www.tmpgenc.net/

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I was trying to open a file with open with option but has affected all files in my computer....I thought it was a malware hence decided to backup my data and formatted the hard drive but after reinstallation of windows 7 the files are still in wrong format as previously.
Please I need your support to fix this issue.

Thanks in advance!


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I have a few questions and one of them is, what is the difference between an unconditional format and a diskpart's Clean All in the command prompt. When I read their definitions online I don't know what they differ in.

If anyone could be as so kind to enlighten me on the topic, I'd thank you alot!

A:Low Level Format vs Clean All/Unconditional Format

I'm not sure if Clean All checks for and isolates bad sectors. An unconditional format is supposed to fully test the surface before building tables.

I'd be interested in definitive info myself.

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Does anyone know of a good free real player to mp3 audio converter?

A:Real Media format to MP3 format converter.

GX Transcoder with the Real addon? http://www.germanixsoft.de/

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If so, what are my options? This HDD came from HP w/Win 7. I upgraded it to Win 10 but would like to clone it to the SSD for the speed increase.
Thanks in advance,

A:Cloning HDD to SSD-HDD is 512 format & SSD is 4096 format. Matter?

Use imaging, then it does not matter.

Imaging with free Macrium - Windows 7 Help Forums

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My basic goal is to create partitions on the hard drive of my data backup machine that will be detected as actual CDs or DVDs to which I can "burn" bootable images that I use to do data backups AND THEN boot to those partitions as if they were actual cd drives. I realize that there are a lot of virtual drives and whatnot out there that can do this type of thing within windows but this is a barebones machine that doesn't actually have an OS installed (I will put windows on it to accomplish this task if necessary) because I would have to reimage it after every HDD was unmounted to prevent infections of future drives. I would appreciate any information anyone has on the feasibility or implementation of this idea as all of the threads i can find on the topic have either gone unanswered or turned into feuds between posters. Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Is it possible format an HDD partition in Windows in a CD or DVD format?

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I have a genuine Kaspersky with one year licence. I want to format it now but before formatting I want to note down my activation key so that I can install kaspersky again. Where can I see my activation key in kaspersky?

Last time, in another laptop, I went to "support" >> thee I found one licence no... I noted down and formatted but it didn't work........

A:want to format computer, need kaspersky licence before format

Have you tried Personal Cabinet ?

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Hi all,
so the title explains it all
what really happened was..
I dropped the external (drive was not spinning) and plugged it into computer,
it would sit at 100% usage, but 0% on Read/Write Speed

I attempted formatted via Windows Explorer, CMD, Hirens boot CD
I managed to remove the Volume to unallocated, but now cannot Formate or Create a new Volume,
i did manage to update the firmware, so i still have some hope that it can be fixed!!!
but i am out of ideas and seek help from anyone!!

Thankyou in advanced

A:WD Mybook Essential Unable to Format from RAW format

Also, the Western Digital Quick formatter for Windows fails to format the drive (it picks it up, but after viewing progress via Disk Management, it makes it to removing the volume but then fails and reverts back to RAW

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Hey guys, I downloaded Windows RC ISO file, there's a readme file that reads "This disc contains a "UDF" file system and requires an operating system that supports the ISO-13346 "UDF" file system specification."

What exactly does UDF mean here? Plus, that ISO has a size of over 2GB, but when I open it using tools like ISO buster and UltraISO, it is shown to have a size of only several kBs. Why is that?

I ventured to burn that ISO file onto a blank DVD using Alcohol 120% ,but when I tried to install it, I was promted no bootable record was found on the DVD.

Can anyone help ?

A:Windows 7 installation CD format problem UDF format

1) When you DL an ISO, you don't need to open it up with UltraISO or any thing else. If you're already running Win7 it has a native ISO image to disc burner. If you're using Vista / XP, grab Alex Feinman's ISO Recorder v3

2) If you want to use a third party tool ,that's fine, but use it on a virgin DL - IOW, ***DON'T*** play with it in UltraISO or anything like that - DL it and burn it to disc.

3) If you prefer to boot off of USB and install it, follow our tutorial: USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

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I recently loaded windows 7 Professional on my XP machine. Is there any way I can do a full format instead of what I assume must just be a quick format. I remember on XP that during the load process it asked you if you wanted to do a full format. Am I missing something here?

A:FUll format vice Quick Format


If you are formatting from Disk Management, there should be a box that says Perform a quick format. If you are formatting from My Computer, there should be a box labeled Quick Format.

I'm not sure why yours doesn't have this. Could you please take a snip of the format dialogue with the Snipping tool found in the start menu?

Attach it to your next post by clicking on the paperclip icon.


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I have my files in firefox format..If i want to change the format for only my files without effecting some other files which are in same firefox format...what i need to do?

A:how to change files from firefox format to another format

The simple and obvious answer is to just change the files that you want changed and leave the others alone. But you must have something more in mind.

What is "firefox format"? To what format do you want to change? Using what tool, application or method?

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A:How to take backup of .pst format in .dbx format in outlook express

Did you try Outlook Express's File--Import--Messages--Microsoft Outlook option ?
It should be straightforward. You can also simply copy the .pst file to WinXP and configure Outlook profile. Then when you do Outlook Express Import, it will ask you to choose Outlook user profile, choose the one you just created and entire messages will be imported.

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As above, I recently upgraded to XP from ME and since then the date format in the Received column of Outlook 2000 is in US format while in the Control Panel, everything is set correctly to the UK format.

Is there any way of forcing the issue in Outlook to make it behave as per the Control Panel?

Cheers all.

A:XP is on UK date format, Outlook 2000 is on US format

Hi Simes

After a cursory look through Outlook,
How does the time display in Outlook 2000,
Tools > Options > Calendar tab > Time Zone?

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i was just wondering if what format should i use in converting my downloaded video in the net.. i want to watch it in the DVD..
so for me to do this..
i have downloaded an FLV video.. then i have a converting program which is anyvideo converter.. and im asking is what format should i use?
is there another useful and easy video converter out there?
plz help..

A:what format should i use to convert FLV files to be burned to a DVD FORMAT?

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ok mah problem started when i went on to download games in the internet. Half way through downloading mah comp froze, so i had no choice but to restart. When i pressed the restart button, the hard drive sounded different it sounded clicky but really subtle. Then mah comp cant recognize mah ide drive, so that lead me to the decision of formating. i put on win98 and ME disk to get into prompt and i typed in a: and c: format c:, i did this and i got a message"Format not supported in C: Format Terminated". So i went to fdisk, i got a message of "no Fixed Disks Present". i know that mah comp cant find mah hard drive. Also on when the startup disk was loading it said that mah comp cant find FAT or FAT32. How can i fix this problem. i have home work to do in three days and i need mah 3d program to do sum rendering. is there a way i can fix this. i tried looking at other forums and the said to partion the disk, i cant because i cant go into windows and i cant partion the disk. Plz help im really stuck.
thnx in advance.

A:Format not supported in C: format terminated

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I searched everywhere and i found lots of differences between full/quick format. I want an expert explains the difference PLZ.
I know these things:
1) quick: data remains on HDD. disk wont be searched for bad sectors. I have problem here "Does file system table destroy or just its entries deleted?" 2) full: data remains on HDD. disk will be searched for bad sectors. file system table destroyes and full format rebuild a new table.
Am i right? if not PLZ help me.

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I say the difference between the two is the bad sector scan, formatting is formatting all data will be overwritten.

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A full format, also fixes bad sectors. I would go the full route, if I were you. Start off with a 100% new OS.

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Probably on upcoming Monday or Tuesday i'm going to upgrade my RAM to 4GB and going to buy a new Sound Card as well which will support the 64bit OS. I always use 2 sound cards. Than im going to install Win7 64bit version and install new updated softwares and gonna make a new system recovery image on the drive etc. I already made a backup of my data on an External Drive + DVD's. Now my HDD is already filled with unneccessary data which i dont need anymore and i'm also planning to make new partitions so my real question is should i do Quick Format or Format the Entire HDD and write 0's on it?

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Personally I always do quick formats. Unless you have an ageing hard disk and you need the format to scan for bad sectors, go for a quick format.

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Anyway i can download the CD? I asked my friends no one have it :S... Im using Xps Gen 5 (dell)...
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Hello and welcome,

No, you cannot download the CD anywhere. That would be providing you with an ILLEGAL copy which is against the law.

You can contact DELL and get a replacement &#8220;restoration&#8221; CD or you can purchase a full version of the operating system.

Thanks and have fun!

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