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Windows 7: i couldn't format available free space in my harddisk

13 Jul 2011   #1

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
i couldn't format available free space in my harddisk

I couldn't format the free space available in my hardisk . Pls help me regarding this issue. thanks

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13 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04

Hi krishmaximus,

What did you use to format your hard drive? Try using a Quick Format and see if it works.
Format a HDD or USB

And are you trying to format free space? I'm not sure that you can...

Hope this helps,
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13 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

You can't format free space because there's no partition on it.

I'm intrigued in your disk layout because I would have expected to see your C drive with Windows on it next to the 100MB system (boot) partition.

Did you once have more than one operating system or did you try to re-install Windows?

Whatever happened, you need to create a partion on the free space before you can format it.

I'd be inclined to delete the D partition then create a new partition on the resultant extended free space, which you can then format, although I am puzzled by the fact you've also got Windows on a logical partition, when ideally it should be on a primary partition.
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