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Windows 7: Full Format Hard Drive with Windows 7 Boot Disc


09 Jan 2011   #21
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Running this then using the outline in Step Two #2 to create and format a partition using diskpart will get you a clean all and a chkdsk /r for the best possible space to install Windows 7 to.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation


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28 Jan 2011   #22

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMaxData View Post
I always use SeaGate's "Disc Wizard Starter Edition." It will write zero's to the entire drive, permanately deleting any previous data. You can download it here: CLICK ME
Hi,

I have just been reading through the User Manual for this particular program, which I am currently downloading, but I just cannot see any mention of exactly how (or where!) to actually write zero's to the entire drive.

It is probably staring me in the face, but I am blowed if I can see it!

Thanks!
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28 Jan 2011   #23
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Montala View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMaxData View Post
I always use SeaGate's "Disc Wizard Starter Edition." It will write zero's to the entire drive, permanately deleting any previous data. You can download it here: CLICK ME
Hi,

I have just been reading through the User Manual for this particular program, which I am currently downloading, but I just cannot see any mention of exactly how (or where!) to actually write zero's to the entire drive.

It is probably staring me in the face, but I am blowed if I can see it!

Thanks!
Why don't you use this if you going to the entire Hard Disk Drive as it will not do a single partition.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Running this then using the outline in Step Two #2 to create and format a partition using diskpart will get you a clean all and a chkdsk /r for the best possible space to install Windows 7 to.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
If you need to do a partition-specific wipe (secure erase) have a look at Option Three of this tutorial at the link below.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
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28 Jan 2011   #24

 

Thanks for the quick reply. It is for the whole drive, so I will use that instead of the Seagate program, which didn't even manage to complete its download anyway!
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28 Jan 2011   #25
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Montala View Post
Thanks for the quick reply. It is for the whole drive, so I will use that instead of the Seagate program, which didn't even manage to complete its download anyway!
You're welcome and thank you.



Here's some excellent information on the same subject.

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
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24 Aug 2012   #26

windows Home basic 64 bit
 
 
window 7 hard drives

hi...
I want to divide my hard drives into c,d,e as there is only one drive of 500 gb i.e c drive. And i want to divide without formating the laptop. So plz help and tell me how can i divide the hardrives without formatin my laptop. And can u tell me what is the basic difference b/w core-i3 processor and core-i5 processor?
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25 Aug 2012   #27
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello aman03, welcome to Seven Forums!


As a start, have a look through the information in these tutorials linked below for some ideas and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


Shrink a Partition or Volume in Windows 7

Create a New Partition or Volume in Windows 7


Also Method One of this one after the shrink.

Partition / Extended : Logical Drives


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