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

28 Sep 2016   #21
ICIT2LOL

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

Yes me too I started with a small SSD until could afford a larger one to clone it to in the meantime I used a spinner to handle the extra data.


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29 Sep 2016   #22
xhemal1325

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

Well thank you all for your help, I know that upgrading the hardware will imporove performance, but dont have money for those, i just wanted to know how to make a full forma of HDD !
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29 Sep 2016   #23
ICIT2LOL

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

If what you want is exactly a wiped drive then you will need a second machine running Windows with the drive you want cleaned hooked up to it.
Personally I use DISKPART > Clean it is in my opinion far better than a straight forward format and for that (format) again you will need access to a machine running Windows.

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

The other machine you can hook up to using a USB to SATA adaptor or use a SATA to USB dock or just install it in that machine but in any case you must make sure that you pick the correct drive before you do the clean or format.
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29 Sep 2016   #24
xhemal1325

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
If what you want is exactly a wiped drive then you will need a second machine running Windows with the drive you want cleaned hooked up to it.
Personally I use DISKPART > Clean it is in my opinion far better than a straight forward format and for that (format) again you will need access to a machine running Windows.

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

The other machine you can hook up to using a USB to SATA adaptor or use a SATA to USB dock or just install it in that machine but in any case you must make sure that you pick the correct drive before you do the clean or format.

I can do the clean command on windows setup with cmd ! what after clean, should i create a partation on cmd or leave the installer do it ?
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29 Sep 2016   #25
supremacy

windows 7
 
 

Thanks its very helpfull..xx
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29 Sep 2016   #26
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I personally use this
Diskpart
List disk
Select disk n (where n is the letter that was given for your SSD in List disk)
Clean
Create partition primary align=1024
Format fs=ntfs quick
Active (assuming you want to install an OS)
Exit
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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29 Sep 2016   #27
ICIT2LOL

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

Yep I do the same as Thrash Zone or even just leave it as unallocated though the former is a better bet at getting it right. Having said that Windows will partition the drive if unallocated on install.

Anyway just follow the tutorial on the DISKPART and then have a look at this if I haven't mentioned it already.
Clean Install Windows 7
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30 Sep 2016   #28
xhemal1325

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
I personally use this
Diskpart
List disk
Select disk n (where n is the letter that was given for your SSD in List disk)
Clean
Create partition primary align=1024
Format fs=ntfs quick
Active (assuming you want to install an OS)
Exit
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Hi, since im using a HDD, do i need this : align=1024 ? , and will it be better for HDD if i format fs=ntfs (without quick ) ?
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30 Sep 2016   #29
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Why ask why I wouldn't of posted the process if it wasn't what to do
Read the tutorial I posted too and read it.
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30 Sep 2016   #30
xhemal1325

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

Thank you evryone for your time and help , after reading this toturial Here i found how to do a fully format of HDD or what i was asking

what i did was this :
diskpart
list disk
select disk ..
clean all
create partition primary size=500 (cuz i reinstalled win 10 )
format fs=ntfs label="System Reserved"
active
create partition primary
format fs=ntfs
exit
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