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Windows 7: Trying to partition a HDD in command prompt


30 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Trying to partition a HDD in command prompt

Trying to partition a HDD to install an OS. All was going well till I tried format the active partition - error: Parameter is incorrect


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30 Apr 2012   #2

7 x64
 
 

why are you doing this in a command prompt window? How are you bring up the command prompt, booting the computer to get to the command prompt.

And why not use some type of graphical UI program that you boot the computer from or the Windows install routine GUI for this.

Not really understanding why you are trying to do this from a command line interface.
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30 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 

Just asking, but why are you using the Command Prompt to do that?
Why not use Disk Management?

You could also use GParted from a Live Linux CD (my preferred method).

Have you used the "/?" switch to view the command help?
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30 Apr 2012   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

TWardy,

You are making a mistake.

Double-posting is very frowned upon.

You already have a thread where you have received clarification of your error.
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30 Apr 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Twardy, why have you posted another thread on the same subject?

Double-posting is not allowed and makes life difficult for those trying to help you.

Installing win 7 on formatted in old laptop
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30 Apr 2012   #6

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

On the likelyhood you are installing Windows 7 then the DVD will allow you to do all of that prior to installing.
I have to agree that on face value there really is no need to do it from command line.
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30 Apr 2012   #7

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

his original thread will shed light upon the matter:
Installing win 7 on formatted in old laptop

Of course any further replies should be in that thread.
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