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Windows 7: Re-Format Hard Drive.

11 Jun 2010   #1
ihaveissues

Windows 7 64bit.
 
 
Re-Format Hard Drive.

Hi Guys.
Briefly. I tried to reformat my dads hard drive to reinstall windows 7. It was in 2 partitions, so i ran the windows 7 disc and it ran through the motions, i formatted the c to re-install windows and it wouldn't let me. I went into dos under diskpart to try and format it that way, still no luck. I connected it to my computer then under disk managment deleted the 2 partitions so there was only 1 now which had the size i.e, 600GB Unallocated. I connected it back into my dads computer and ran the set-up again. Now the computer wont even detect the drive. I need to re-format the drive to like factory default, is this possible, also do i have to do it in dos, I really hope you tech wizards ca help me.
Thanks for your time.
Kevin.


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11 Jun 2010   #2
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You could just plug it back into your machine and format it under disk management.
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11 Jun 2010   #3
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

"Unallocated" means there is no partition, just blank disk space.
You need to create a partition, format it, make it active and then you can install Win 7.

Jim
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11 Jun 2010   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Try a full clean & full format.
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
Partition or Volume - Delete
Partition or Volume - Create New
1) Boot DVD.
2) Press Shift+F10 (for command prompt)

Type in command line
DISKPART
LIST DISK OR List Volume (If you have partitions)
SELECT DISK # (win HD)
CLEAN ALL
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT=NTFS
ASSIGN
EXIT
EXIT
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23 Oct 2010   #5
dwayne3686

windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Try a full clean & full format.
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
Partition or Volume - Delete
Partition or Volume - Create New
1) Boot DVD.
2) Press Shift+F10 (for command prompt)

Type in command line
DISKPART
LIST DISK OR List Volume (If you have partitions)
SELECT DISK # (win HD)
CLEAN ALL
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT=NTFS
ASSIGN
EXIT
EXIT
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I also wanted a way to format my hard drives back to factory specs. I had them loaded up with all kinds of info and they started making a vibration so I decided to RMA them. Just wanted to thank you for giving a complete and easy to understand way of doing this. It worked perfectly. One thing, you need to type "FORMAT FC=NTFS" Thank you again!
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25 Oct 2010   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dwayne3686 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Try a full clean & full format.
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
Partition or Volume - Delete
Partition or Volume - Create New
1) Boot DVD.
2) Press Shift+F10 (for command prompt)

Type in command line
DISKPART
LIST DISK OR List Volume (If you have partitions)
SELECT DISK # (win HD)
CLEAN ALL
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT=NTFS
ASSIGN
EXIT
EXIT
Attachment 78050
Attachment 78051
I also wanted a way to format my hard drives back to factory specs. I had them loaded up with all kinds of info and they started making a vibration so I decided to RMA them. Just wanted to thank you for giving a complete and easy to understand way of doing this. It worked perfectly. One thing, you need to type "FORMAT FC=NTFS" Thank you again!
You are welcome.

PS.
FORMAT FS=NTFS
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