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Windows 7: My drive0 is "Unallocated Space" How do I format it to NTFS ?

19 Aug 2012   #11
ignatzatsonic

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SW means software--the Terabyte Unlimited application in this case.


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19 Aug 2012   #12
Bare Foot Kid
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I was not suggesting you remove it just move it to another location.
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19 Aug 2012   #13
thenoo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
SW means software--the Terabyte Unlimited application in this case.
Sorry - should have worked that out for myself !

Yes it would break the connection - its not a big problem its just that its handy having it on the hard drive .
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19 Aug 2012   #14
thenoo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
I was not suggesting you remove it just move it to another location.
Yes that woulnd't be a big deal .

Do you think the existence of this small Primary Partition on this drive is the reason or cause of the instability of the formatting of Drive 0 ?
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19 Aug 2012   #15
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A partition containing software which erases my partitioning repeatedly is one I would not want on the HD no matter it's other benefits. I've never heard of such interference on an internal HD, although proprietary crapware on an external HD is best avoided when shopping or wiped from the start.

So I would wipe the HD first with Diskpart Clean Command to clear any boot code and then partition it as suggested.
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19 Aug 2012   #16
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thenoo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
I was not suggesting you remove it just move it to another location.
Yes that woulnd't be a big deal .

Do you think the existence of this small Primary Partition on this drive is the reason or cause of the instability of the formatting of Drive 0 ?
I don't know, but I don't see why you should keep an application on an isolated partition like that.

Do you have any particular reason for keeping it there??

If not, I'd put it on C and then you can better attack disk 0 without any concern for that little partition.

If you move the app to C, you could then use diskpart to wipe disk 0 and then make another format attempt.
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21 Aug 2012   #17
thenoo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
A partition containing software which erases my partitioning repeatedly is one I would not want on the HD no matter it's other benefits. I've never heard of such interference on an internal HD, although proprietary crapware on an external HD is best avoided when shopping or wiped from the start.

So I would wipe the HD first with Diskpart Clean Command to clear any boot code and then partition it as suggested.
I agree with your sentiments in your intial paragraph above except that the SW on that drive is definitely not " crapware " although I now realise , for reasons not connected with this thread , that it was its presence on that drive which was probably causing the symptoms described in my O.P.

I have now removed it from the drive and this seems to have solved the problem .

This problem was caused , not by the use of the SW which I have used for some years without complaint , but by my failing to understand the effect changes I made to my PC , not detailed in this thread , would cause a problem
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21 Aug 2012   #18
SIW2

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21 Aug 2012   #19
thenoo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Yes it is and I can attest to those views . It is OS independent .

My only criticism is that it is a bit on the "techie" side but that really is no fault of the SW - only that it is not really meant for the likes of myself ?

My problem is that all things re: computers and their associated software , no matter how complicated , fascinate me and my curiosity sometimes gets me into trouble !

Anyway , I'm retired and these interests keep me from taking up golf ! - which I've managed to resist so far ! - just as well as that could be even more frustrating !
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21 Aug 2012   #20
Bare Foot Kid
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thenoo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Yes it is and I can attest to those views . It is OS independent .

My only criticism is that it is a bit on the "techie" side but that really is no fault of the SW - only that it is not really meant for the likes of myself ?

My problem is that all things re: computers and their associated software , no matter how complicated , fascinate me and my curiosity sometimes gets me into trouble !

Anyway , I'm retired and these interests keep me from taking up golf ! - which I've managed to resist so far ! - just as well as that could be even more frustrating !

I know how you feel mate, a couple short years ago I got my first-ever PC and have become addicted.


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