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Windows 7: hard drive need formating no os on there

12 Apr 2012   #1
declanwoodham

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
hard drive need formating no os on there

i need to format my hard drive because windows was dammaged and not bootable it is healthy i have checked. is there a iso i can burn that i can use to format it. i need to get it done soon please as i need it for work.


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12 Apr 2012   #2
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

You sure you want to format and not first try recovering it?
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12 Apr 2012   #3
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Your specs say this is a custom built computer with Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit.

You can use your Windows installation disc and run Diskpart from that disk. Hit Shift F10 at the language screen.

If you don't have a disc, you can download an ISO for Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit from Mydigitallife.info. Burn it to a disk, boot from it, and go to Diskpart.
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12 Apr 2012   #4
declanwoodham

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

no this is my netbook i have been tryiing to get it fixed for a ages now so just fe up with it and it seems the only way of fixing it
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12 Apr 2012   #5
declanwoodham

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

so yeah i jsut want to format the whole disk without having to installl a os before
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12 Apr 2012   #6
Tekno Venus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (O.E.M)
 
 

Just for reference, to get you're data off the drive if you don't have a backup of it use this. Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from Your Dead Windows Computer - How-To Geek

If you want to try and recover the install before you format look at this tutorial posted by ourexpert on this subject, gregrocker. Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot
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12 Apr 2012   #7
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Or use Partition Wizard to do it.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
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12 Apr 2012   #8
declanwoodham

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

dont really need the data on there anyway because i backup to dropbox so not needed i just need a computer for work is there a way to format
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12 Apr 2012   #9
declanwoodham

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Docbrown thanks thats what i mean cheers i will do that
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12 Apr 2012   #10
gregrocker

 

When you boot the installer and choose Custom install, it gives you Drive Options to delete all partitions, create new as you wish, then Format before install. If you have no partition scheme in mind you can just Delete all and click Next and the installer will create and format your install partition for you.



Everything you need including the installer and the steps to get a perfect reinstall are here: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.
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