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Windows 7: how to clean format C:

05 Jul 2012   #1
ningpra

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
how to clean format C:

hmm..

my OS is XP..and i want to clean reinstall it, i also had the XP cd but not the recovery CD ,

how can i do it,

i boot it already but nothings change after i done it,my files doesnt delete T_T

i also try the dban through usb but when i boot it, it says "cnnot find img file". i install (dban 2.2.6) in my flash drive,correct me if im wrong ^^

and lastly the CMD way but it fails me agains "it cant process because im using the C:" T_T

need help please


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05 Jul 2012   #2
gregrocker

 

Describe exactly what happens when you boot the XP CD. Does it show the partitions existing now? Can you delete each and create a new on for install, then full format it NTFS? Try that now and tell us what happens.

How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD
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06 Jul 2012   #3
ningpra

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

haha i got it, i now clean reinstall my OS thx mate ^^

im wrong doing the repair i press the "R" instead of "ESC" grr.. my bad,

btw how do i know if im using HDD or SSD?? im using laptop so how can i figure it out..is there a posibble command to show whats the hard drive im using.
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06 Jul 2012   #4
AC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Download this Download Speccy 1.16.317 - Download - FileHippo.com and see if it tells you. It might, it might not, I haven't used it yet.

Or-
msinfo32, and look under components/storage/disks and see if it's there.
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06 Jul 2012   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Open Computer from the start button and look at drive C:\, check the size to determine if that is your SSD. The Windows partition will be on C:\.
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07 Jul 2012   #6
ningpra

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

hmmm am I using HDD or SSD

heres my screen shot


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07 Jul 2012   #7
AC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

After looking around, I say you don't have one.

Solved: Do I have a SSD? - Tech Support Guy Forums
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07 Jul 2012   #8
ningpra

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

you definitely hit my question buddy

now doing defrag will not hesitate me anymore^^
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07 Jul 2012   #9
AC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Glad I could help
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