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Windows 7: Unable to format D: drive, no add'l info in error

24 Mar 2013   #11
nilank

 

Windows 7 creates a separate 100MB "Reserved" partition in some* cases during installation. The boot manager is put into that partition (this doesn't have any drive letter) and the OS is put on the next partition ( C: ), I suppose.

*I have no idea of what can those cases be.

OP's shots are damn confusing that's why I asked him for confirmation.


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24 Mar 2013   #12
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nilank View Post
Windows 7 creates a separate 100MB "Reserved" partition in some* cases during installation. The boot manager is put into that partition (this doesn't have any drive letter) and the OS is put on the next partition ( C: ), I suppose.

*I have no idea of what can those cases be.

OP's shots are damn confusing that's why I asked him for confirmation.
I agree nilank the drives the OP showed are not typical at all to be absolutely honest.
I wasn't saying that small partition had to be lettered more that the C: as you say is allocated to the OS by default as in my own C: drive shot which is my SSD boot drive the X: is my imaging drive I partitioned it that way out of habit rather than intent as I do all install drives as per the tutorial by whs that makes for correct alignment of SSD's.

I think we are both getting a little bemused by what has or is going on wouldn't you agree??

I suppose too he / she is now in night time so why we haven't heard back.
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24 Mar 2013   #13
nilank

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
I think we are both getting a little bemused by what has or is going on wouldn't you agree??

I suppose too he / she is now in night time so why we haven't heard back.
Yeah, seems to be. Let him/her get up and report back (it's around 7am there, lol, we must be proud we're always ahead in time from the US guys, haha lol )
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24 Mar 2013   #14
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nilank View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
I think we are both getting a little bemused by what has or is going on wouldn't you agree??

I suppose too he / she is now in night time so why we haven't heard back.
Yeah, seems to be. Let him/her get up and report back (it's around 7am there, lol, we must be proud we're always ahead in time from the US guys, haha lol )
Yep sometimes a curse though when travelling back from my native UK the time gets really out of whack LOL!!
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24 Mar 2013   #15
nilank

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nilank View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
I think we are both getting a little bemused by what has or is going on wouldn't you agree??

I suppose too he / she is now in night time so why we haven't heard back.
Yeah, seems to be. Let him/her get up and report back (it's around 7am there, lol, we must be proud we're always ahead in time from the US guys, haha lol )
Yep sometimes a curse though when travelling back from my native UK the time gets really out of whack LOL!!
Ha ha lol, you're a time traveler!!

Seems like OP was just another one-time poster.
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24 Mar 2013   #16
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

So if so nilank I am not real impressed as it has taken up so much time up to now. I suppose thee could e a problem with the machine going south but you would have thought we would have heard back by now.

Oh well the OP does then we can deal with it then.
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12 Apr 2013   #17
denneny

Win 7 64 Pro
 
 

I have same issue. In my case the drive contains a Windows folder with a System Volume. It will not let me format drive. I too am looking for a way to clean the drive.
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12 Apr 2013   #18
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by denneny View Post
I have same issue. In my case the drive contains a Windows folder with a System Volume. It will not let me format drive. I too am looking for a way to clean the drive.
Hello and welcome denneny mate not being funny but start another (new) thread as you will get more replies as this one is linked though to me and a few others and there have been problems in this thread.

If you put it in Hardware & Devices it will get you help straight away as there will always be watching new posts and I can see from here that it is not too difficult a problem.
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