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Windows 7: Not able to format a drive in windows 7

08 Dec 2011   #11
Kumaranil1918

Windows 7 professional 32-bit
 
 

dey occupy only 4.00kb.


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08 Dec 2011   #12
Kaktussoft

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Did you empty recycle bin?
Sys vol info is definitely the folder with all those megabytes. How do you know what's in it?
C:\System Volume Information
in elevated command prompt
vssadmin list shadowstorage

how much space?
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08 Dec 2011   #13
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

The size of the formatted volume, even when completely empty, will never match the size of the partition containing it. There's always some overhead associated with the NTFS filesystem and its internal structures, mostly the MFT.

200MB does sound like a bit more than I'd expect for a 24GB volume, though. Was this volume formatted with a very small cluster size?
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08 Dec 2011   #14
Kumaranil1918

Windows 7 professional 32-bit
 
 

Both recycle bin & sys vol info hav occupied only 4.00kb.I hav uploaded vssadmin list shadowstorage screenshot for u.. Pls check n tel..[IMG]file:///C:/Users/ANIL/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot.png[/IMG]


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08 Dec 2011   #15
Kaktussoft

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Snapshots are very small on C and A.... you can't create many restore points!! I advice you to make them larger

No snapshots on S so that's not the reason of 200MB wasted space. It's just NTFS overhead
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12 Dec 2011   #16
Kumaranil1918

Windows 7 professional 32-bit
 
 

So wat shall i do now jus leave it or wat???
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05 May 2012   #17
Kumaranil1918

Windows 7 professional 32-bit
 
 

Tank u all for ur help & support in solving my problems.I reinstalled my windows 7 PE 32-bit on 14.04.12.
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