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Windows 7: Re-installing Win7 Ultimate x64, but freezes on installation.

27 Sep 2011   #11
Sen

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

But it says " it cannot be done to just a single partition on a drive, it will do the whole drive"?


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27 Sep 2011   #12
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Use the HDD format utility on the win disk after you boot from it and you should be able to only format the C partition
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27 Sep 2011   #13
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You can format a single partition.
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27 Sep 2011   #14
Sen

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

But it says " it cannot be done to just a single partition on a drive, it will do the whole drive".
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27 Sep 2011   #15
theog

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You can format a single partition.

No where in the tutorial does it say you can not Delete & format a single partition.
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27 Sep 2011   #16
Reilly

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

You might just have to lose your work for a working and functional computer!

Why didn't you make a back up? Always make a back up!!
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27 Sep 2011   #17
Sen

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

"Warning

Do not do this to any SSD or HDD that has data on it you don't want to lose, the first thing this does is to mark the drive as "Unallocated Space" and then writes zeroes ( 0's ) to the entire drive, it's known as a "Secure Erase" and it will make data un-recoverable, it cannot be done to just a single partition on a drive, it will do the whole drive.
You have been warned!"
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27 Sep 2011   #18
Reilly

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sen View Post
"Warning

Do not do this to any SSD or HDD that has data on it you don't want to lose, the first thing this does is to mark the drive as "Unallocated Space" and then writes zeroes ( 0's ) to the entire drive, it's known as a "Secure Erase" and it will make data un-recoverable, it cannot be done to just a single partition on a drive, it will do the whole drive.
You have been warned!"

It is possible if done correctly Sen, when you ask for advice DO NOT RUSH!

Always look at the advice given, there are 8 people viewing this who will contribute.

It is possible to format a single partition.


I am sorry it didn't work but remember to take time and have patience!
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27 Sep 2011   #19
theog

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When not using CLEAN or CLEAN ALL

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27 Sep 2011   #20
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sen View Post
"Warning

Do not do this to any SSD or HDD that has data on it you don't want to lose, the first thing this does is to mark the drive as "Unallocated Space" and then writes zeroes ( 0's ) to the entire drive, it's known as a "Secure Erase" and it will make data un-recoverable, it cannot be done to just a single partition on a drive, it will do the whole drive.
You have been warned!"
When you told us you wanted to save what's on D, the advice changed from wiping the HD to using the Installer to Format C as shown in Step 8 here: Clean Install Windows 7

If you are seriously infected it may still be best to back up your D data and wipe the entire HD of all code as per the tutorial, however. At the least you need to run a scan of it now using bootable Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper.

You can also wipe a specific partition using free Partition Wizard bootable CD.
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