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Windows 7: Dos Format

27 Jun 2010   #1

Dos Format

The laptop that im working on keeps shutting down during windows 7 installation during the "Expanding Windows Files" screen. I suspect it may be due to the harddrive originally having Windows Vista installed. I'd like to perform a full DOS format. How can i achieve this?

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27 Jun 2010   #2

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Try a full clean & full format in command prompt.
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
Partition or Volume - Delete
Partition or Volume - Create New
Partition - Mark as Active
1) Boot DVD, & Press Shift+F10 (for command prompt)
2) Boot DVD, & Command Prompt at Startup command prompt)

Type in command line
LIST DISK OR List Volume (If you have partitions)

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27 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)

There's no need to go through all that. You can delete the partition, create a new one and format it during the 7 installation. It's as complete of a format as you're going to get with DOS.
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27 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 10 Pro X64

Follow Brink's tutorial: How to clean install Windows 7
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