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Windows 7: Can't format non-system partition?

14 Jan 2012   #11
johntkucz

windows 7 pro
 
 

hey you're a brit! that's a plus!


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14 Jan 2012   #12
johntkucz

windows 7 pro
 
 

just to recap...

can't format it booting off win 7 system disk
gparted boot didn't work
cmd with admin privs format didn't work.

****ing hell.
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14 Jan 2012   #13
johntkucz

windows 7 pro
 
 

hey you're a brit; that's a plus!

no format booting off win cd
ubuntu didn't work gparted
admin privs with cmd didn't work
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14 Jan 2012   #14
theog

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Can't format non-system partition?-disk-man.png

Turn off page file for D:, & reboot.
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/13...le-change.html


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14 Jan 2012   #15
johntkucz

windows 7 pro
 
 

I changed those prefs and will reboot. it seems this will work. will post update. thanks! what's pagefile. sys. where the virtual memory is stored? i relocated to a partition that i don't reformat regularly (or at all).
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14 Jan 2012   #16
johntkucz

windows 7 pro
 
 

BRILLIANT!!!!!!!1111

Thanks heaps Theog.

pagefile.sys (at least it seems to me, you would know for certain) is virtual memory. i relocated that to my apps partition and set it at 4gb (the amount of ram this laptop has).


the 20gb partition is healthy and has been partitioned.

excellent sherlocke deducing diagnosing solving. tHanks111!!!
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14 Jan 2012   #17
johntkucz

windows 7 pro
 
 
Thanks

Thanks again, theog. You made the day and saved me from smashing the laptop!!

Also, i couldn't help peeking at your desktop in teh screenshot. I liked that no games were visible. all those apps looked professional. i am in process of building assembling my own rig and and want to make sure I only have (mainly have) work apps and will prob make two users (one for games and recreational) and the main for work apps (writing/authoring, webdev, film editting stuff/work).

anyways. thanks.
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14 Jan 2012   #18
theog

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You are welcome.
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