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Windows 7: 1st Build - Major help needed

06 Jan 2014   #181
ChrisPbass

7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I:

cmd/run as admin
list disk
select disk 2
clean all

Now there is a blinking horizontal line or cursor in cmd under the clean all command. Is that normal?
I understand this takes a LONG time which is fine w/me.

BTW (in case anyone cares ) I bought a new case, a Zalman Z9, it's much bigger and easier to work in and has drive bays that DO NOT smash the drives into your memory. I thought that was a nice touch. Much quieter as well.


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06 Jan 2014   #182
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Yes, normal.
There is no progress bar or any other indication that it is working. Be patient and don't stop it!
Remain at least 2 arms length away from the PC until it finishes!

A nice case is the second most important component IMHO!
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06 Jan 2014   #183
ChrisPbass

7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Yes, normal.
There is no progress bar or any other indication that it is working. Be patient and don't stop it!
Remain at least 2 arms length away from the PC until it finishes!

A nice case is the second most important component IMHO!
It's shiny.

What's bizarre about this case is that it ALSO (same as Rosewill case) does NOT have a standoff at the one corner of the board where the 5 SATA plugs reside. There is a hole at that corner of the MB but it does not have the metal/solder/whatever that all the screw holes have, which I assume its for grounding purposes. Also, the hole is very close to one of the SATA ports. So close that it actually doesn't seem like a screw would fit in it.
It does have a standoff fairly close to that corner.
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06 Jan 2014   #184
TVeblen

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What brand and model motherboard again?
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06 Jan 2014   #185
ChrisPbass

7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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06 Jan 2014   #186
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChrisPbass View Post
I:

cmd/run as admin
list disk
select disk 2
clean all

Now there is a blinking horizontal line or cursor in cmd under the clean all command. Is that normal?
I understand this takes a LONG time which is fine w/me.

BTW (in case anyone cares ) I bought a new case, a Zalman Z9, it's much bigger and easier to work in and has drive bays that DO NOT smash the drives into your memory. I thought that was a nice touch. Much quieter as well.
Diskpart Clean All takes hours and is only needed to render data unrecoverable by all but forensic means. The command you want is Diskpart Clean Command which takes seconds and wipes out the partition table which is all that's needed to clear the disk for reuse with it being unable to interfere in any way.

In your case you only want to clear the GPT formatting to repartition MBR, correct? You can do that in Disk Mgmt by rightclicking the Disk number panel to Convert to MBR. Convert GPT Disk to MBR Disk - Windows 7 Forums
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06 Jan 2014   #187
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChrisPbass View Post
This is the typical locations for standoffs in the 1.1 version of the Micro ATX specification:
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Note that there is no standoff in the location you reference. So a case made to the 1.1 specification will not have a standoff hole there.

It is curious that the ASRock board does have a hole there. I wonder if they are working off a different specification? If they are, they should say so!
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07 Jan 2014   #188
ChrisPbass

7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Yeah...so...It's up and running and I can't think of doing anything else to it!
It sure was easy building this when the MB actually worked but I did learn a ton from y'all so I'm thankful for that.

I still need to activate Windows so we'll see how that goes

So the punchline of the story, if anyone ever actually reads all this, is 'the motherboard was faulty and quite possibly the DVD drive.' oy.
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07 Jan 2014   #189
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Congrats on sorting it all out and learning is always fun even though it can be stressful at moments. Get us some pictures when you can and good luck with the rest of the OS and software !
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07 Jan 2014   #190
ChrisPbass

7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Congrats on sorting it all out and learning is always fun even though it can be stressful at moments. Get us some pictures when you can and good luck with the rest of the OS and software !
Thanks.

Pictures means I would have to deal w/this mess of cables...
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