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Windows 7: Need help on fully formating hard drive ?!

25 Sep 2016   #11
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

I agree with Addram personally and just transfer your data to it.

But if you want to check the drive again there is a surface test using Partition Wizard https://www.partitionwizard.com/free...n-manager.html it actually tests the disk surfaces as just against the stuff on them.




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25 Sep 2016   #12
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Yep, you`ll never get any performance out of a 5400 RPM hard drive
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25 Sep 2016   #13
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Yep, you`ll never get any performance out of a 5400 RPM hard drive
that I installed SSD's on both my new laptops as they had 5400 spinners and dreadfully slow but now super fast. Just cannot see why the manufacturers apart from cost are still installing slow spinners in it does no good for people to buy their products eh?
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26 Sep 2016   #14
xhemal1325

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Have you fully updated 7 yet ?
Click Start and type in the search box
resource monitor
Open the suggestion and it should open to the Overview section

See if svchost.exe is absorbing too many resources

If so see this,
Windows Update will not update and I've tried multiple fixes

The install should sort any alignment
You adding other partitions it's good to at least keep the partitions and C at even gb sizes.
1024mb = windows 1gb

Hi, thanks for your time, about svchost.exe nah its ok , thers nothing running on processes, the problem is hardware, or im doing in wrong way format !
So when i want to format should i use this : Create partition primary align=1024, even that im using HDD ?
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26 Sep 2016   #15
xhemal1325

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
I agree with Addram personally and just transfer your data to it.

But if you want to check the drive again there is a surface test using Partition Wizard https://www.partitionwizard.com/free...n-manager.html it actually tests the disk surfaces as just against the stuff on them.

ok thanks, will try that right now, could you tell me how you format your pc ? (just im thinking im doing it on wrong way )
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26 Sep 2016   #16
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Just delete the entire drive down to unallocated space, then click next, that`s all you have to do.

Clean Install Windows 7


As I stated above, you will never see any speed from a 5400 RPM laptop hard drive, you are wasting your time.

Get a 250 GB Samsung Evo SSD

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or a 256 GB 850 Pro

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26 Sep 2016   #17
xhemal1325

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Just delete the entire drive down to unallocated space, then click next, that`s all you have to do.

Clean Install Windows 7


As I stated above, you will never see any speed from a 5400 RPM laptop hard drive, you are wasting your time.

Get a 250 GB Samsung Evo SSD

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or a 256 GB 850 Pro

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I Usually, deleted all partitions, then crated a new, and formated the primary one in setup, then click next , ,
i know that SSD are better but cant afford them
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26 Sep 2016   #18
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xhemal1325 View Post
I Usually, deleted all partitions, then crated a new, and formated the primary one in setup, then click next , ,
i know that SSD are better but cant afford them
As I said on my first post, there is no better way.
I just bought a PNY on Best Buy (USA). They cost around US$ 70 for a 250G SSD - PNY CS1311 240GB Internal SATA III Solid State Drive Black SSD7CS1311-240-RB - Best Buy

You have no idea what a SSD can do for you.
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27 Sep 2016   #19
Eric3742

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Use SSD for the OS system, while HDD for data.
Meaning getting a low 120Gb to 250GB which is more than enough and able to suit to your budget.

This way you can see the performance.

No matter how you do partitions, the way the HDD arm running in and out on 2 or more discs in HDD, speed will be an issue.
If you ever remove the HDD totally out with 2 -3 discs, the arm and magnets driven operation, then you may understand a bit.

Now the SSD pricing is almost coming to be cheaper to flash drive.

Since you are re-installing, do consider or you would not know what you are missing.

Smaller storage enough for system will do.
Even 120 GB is acceptable, as system files upon re-install is less than 30 GB.
Take into consideration on pagefile which is equal to the RAM size, and system restore storage depend as 5 GB will do.
Do not have hibernate file as this is useless if you are using SSD, and hibernate slow system down.
In total, the first size for system is 50 GB.
With plenty storage space for expansion on addition on programs and applications.
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27 Sep 2016   #20
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I totally agree, my 1st SSD was a OCZ Vertex 4 128 GB and I had my system on that for well over a year before I went with an Intel 180 GB, then a Samsung 850 Evo 250 GB and finally a Samsung 850 Pro 256 GB

Start small, a 120 to 128 GB ssd for the OS is more then enough, save your money, find more work, whatever it takes, don`t waste your time with a hard drive.
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