Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


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

25 Sep 2016   #1
xhemal1325

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 
Need help on fully formating hard drive ?!

Hello guys, my laptop (Lenovo) is runing slow, i dont know for what kind of reason, i had running windows 10 and reinstalled windows 7 but still its going slow , i have beeing installing windows by deleting all its partition and then install windows, but there should be another way to fully format my hard drive, like in first day ?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
25 Sep 2016   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

When you delete all partitions during installation, it cleans all the drive. There is no better way.
If your laptop is slower than it used to be, can be for many reasons. High CPU temperature or HDD failing are one of them.
How old is your laptop?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Sep 2016   #3
xhemal1325

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
When you delete all partitions during installation, it cleans all the drive. There is no better way.
If your laptop is slower than it used to be, can be for many reasons. High CPU temperature or HDD failing are one of them.
How old is your laptop?
CPU Temp is fine, HDD failing may be , you know any program that currectly it checks life of HDD ?!
What about opening cmd on setup and format fs=ntfs (without quick ) will that help ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

25 Sep 2016   #4
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

You go to the makers of the he website they normally have a test for their drives
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Sep 2016   #5
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

To find out if your disk is faulty, first make a check disk.
- If you running Windows, open explorer, right click on drive C:, Properties - Tools - Error check - Schedule disk check.
- If you use the installation disk, go to repair, command prompt and run chkdsk c: /f
A good program to see the disk info is CristalDisk /65980/CrystalDiskInfo7_0_3.zip??????? - CrystalDiskInfo - OSDN
A better command to clean and format disk is diskpart. Very powerful but not easy to use.

Diskpart
List disk
Select disk n (where n is the letter that was given for your HDD in List disk)
Clean
Create partition primary align=1024
Format fs=ntfs quick
Active (assuming you want to install an OS)
Exit
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Sep 2016   #6
xhemal1325

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
To find out if your disk is faulty, first make a check disk.
- If you running Windows, open explorer, right click on drive C:, Properties - Tools - Error check - Schedule disk check.
- If you use the installation disk, go to repair, command prompt and run chkdsk c: /f
A good program to see the disk info is CristalDisk /65980/CrystalDiskInfo7_0_3.zip??????? - CrystalDiskInfo - OSDN
A better command to clean and format disk is diskpart. Very powerful but not easy to use.

Diskpart
List disk
Select disk n (where n is the letter that was given for your HDD in List disk)
Clean
Create partition primary align=1024
Format fs=ntfs quick
Active (assuming you want to install an OS)
Exit


Well thank you , the disk check improved a bit performance,, the crystal disk shows health status good , i have used disk part and before, even with clean all method, idk if that made the disk worst, but may i know what this command : Create partition primary align=1024 (why 1024) ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Sep 2016   #7
Eric3742

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote:
: Create partition primary align=1024 (why 1024) ?
For SSD mainly to align.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Sep 2016   #8
xhemal1325

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Eric3742 View Post
Quote:
: Create partition primary align=1024 (why 1024) ?
For SSD mainly to align.
hmm, i have a HDD !
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Sep 2016   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Sep 2016   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xhemal1325 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Eric3742 View Post
Quote:
: Create partition primary align=1024 (why 1024) ?
For SSD mainly to align.
hmm, i have a HDD !
Buy a solid state drive.

And all drives should be aligned, not just ssd`s
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Need help on fully formating hard drive ?!




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Formating HDD, and formating partitions, after windows made them?
step 1 - deleted partitions step 2 - selected unlocated space and choosed for windows to install (windows asked me to have system reserved partition) step 3 - I formated system reserved partition and primary partition step 4 i choose primary partition and click install step 3 is what i ask...
General Discussion
Formating External drive/ sd card issues
Hi. I've been using windows 7 ultimate for more than a year and i never had to format anything with this computer yet and now it seems that I cannot. I tried to find other threads but I couldn't find an answer to my problem. FIrst of all, I tried to use an old 8gb Usb flash drive that I didn't...
Hardware & Devices
Can't fully clean hard drive
I have a 320 gb hard drive that used to be inside a laptop. I'm trying to fully format it and erase everything so I can put it into my desktop as an extra drive. I can only free up 298.09 gb on the disk. There must still be some Windows 7 system files or something on there that wont go away. ...
Hardware & Devices
FULLY erase a hard drive
Hello, I am trying to completely erase everything from my hard drive (windows are not installed on that hard drive). So is everything deleted by going to the hard drive and right click -> format? or does this do what a regular win7 format does? I mean to completely erase all hidden files that...
Performance & Maintenance
Needing to fully clean out hard drive
Since around February this year I had gotten a couple viruses that just wouldn't go away. I had done a factory default restore at that time but the viruses had followed me. I had let it go for months and now I have around 10 to 11 viruses in my hard drive.. Yes, I'm not joking. They're deep in the...
System Security
hard drive need formating no os on there
i need to format my hard drive because windows was dammaged and not bootable it is healthy i have checked. is there a iso i can burn that i can use to format it. i need to get it done soon please as i need it for work.
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:07.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App