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Windows 7: HD won't format

20 Feb 2011   #1
lostsoul62

Windows 7 x64 RC1, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro
 
 
HD won't format

I have a hard drive with 2 partitions and the first one I deleted but I can't format it. I don't want to format the entire drive but do I have another option?


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20 Feb 2011   #2
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Well,, Yep, I was wrong,, don't follow my advice on what I posted.
I posted in haste. My apologies.
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21 Feb 2011   #3
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Did you try to format your partition using Disk Management or some software for partitioning like Paragon ...
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21 Feb 2011   #4
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You can only format a partition - not unallocated space.
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21 Feb 2011   #5
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
You can only format a partition - not unallocated space.
This. You'll have to create another partition in that space in order to format that area again.
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21 Feb 2011   #6
lostsoul62

Windows 7 x64 RC1, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
You can only format a partition - not unallocated space.
This. You'll have to create another partition in that space in order to format that area again.
It worked - I made a 10 meg partition and tried to format it which it wounldn't so I closed Disk Management and re-open and formatted the larger partition.
Thanks
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