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Windows 7: How can i disable format option of a drive...??

28 Sep 2011   #11
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Since formatting is a major operation I think you should slow down when you know you are going to use it for a USB drive. I don't think any key combo will start a format of your OS drive, besides, Windows won't allow it while you are in Windows. Plus if you manage to disable it, you'll have to do all formatting from a command prompt.
The problem is you going too fast. Too fast to read replies.


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28 Sep 2011   #12
TJG

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bits
 
 

We would rename format.com to !format.com then make a batch file called format.bat and put the command:
!format a: Then when you ran the command to format it would only try to format the A: drive. I doubt that this would remove the command from the menu but it would only allow you to format what ever drive letter your flash drive is set to. But you would have to use the !format to get to other drive letters. Hope this helps.

TJG
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28 Sep 2011   #13
wernerml

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

TJG, thanks, I tried that, but this works only for CMD (Command Prompt)..., the main problem still working (Right-Click, Context Menu, in Windows Explorer.....)

Britton30: I really don't think using the computer TOO FAST is a problem... I think it's the result of years working...
and why did you said "Too fast to read replies" ???
I have read all replies here, and the solutions I have found weren't the awnswer I was looking for, and other replies (like yours) were just critics, questioning the thread question! in another words: diminishing the problem, and throwing microsoft's fault on me!

- These FAST, SKILLED, Windows users are using it wrong!!! to use Windows Explorer you must be very carreful!!!

- OVER TWO CLICKS, YOU CAN FORMAT YOUR ENTIRE HARD DISK!!!

OMG this is absurd...

sorry for my rage, it's becouse I have formatted my windows 2 weeks ago, (and still registry-hacking, setting up, fixing Windows 7 bugs...)
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28 Sep 2011   #14
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Make backups?
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28 Sep 2011   #15
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wernerml View Post
Britton30: I really don't think using the computer TOO FAST is a problem... I think it's the result of years working...
and why did you said "Too fast to read replies" ???
I have read all replies here, and the solutions I have found weren't the awnswer I was looking for, and other replies (like yours) were just critics, questioning the thread question! in another words: diminishing the problem, and throwing microsoft's fault on me!

- These FAST, SKILLED, Windows users are using it wrong!!! to use Windows Explorer you must be very carreful!!!

- OVER TWO CLICKS, YOU CAN FORMAT YOUR ENTIRE HARD DISK!!!

OMG this is absurd...
So because you and "fast skilled workers" make a mess of things, explain how that is MS's fault. MS is NOT at the keyboard my friend. I stand by my statements. If one is going so fast as to not see and read a warning window that you will lose info and data, SLOW DOWN then. Seems simple enough. Microsoft has NO fault here in any way.
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28 Sep 2011   #16
wernerml

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Microsoft offers only ONE solution to protect your data:

- User Account Permissions, "Guest"s, or Users with NO administrator permissions...

then the Format option would be disabled for Local Disks (I THINK...)

but why there isn't an option for the ADMINISTRATOR USER disable this for himself?

like: you have options to change FOLDERRRR permissions, BUT NOT THE ENTIREEEE HARD DISK????

man, this is (again): ABSURD...
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28 Sep 2011   #17
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Have it your way then. Admin is designed for full, unrestricted access. If you can't control your speed make a new limited user account. Or get a MAC?
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28 Sep 2011   #18
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Get a slower CPU. Remove some RAM or force the system to start paging. Trust me, your PC will slow down so much you won't be in any danger of going too fast.
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28 Sep 2011   #19
wernerml

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

:D HEuheauAHEuaheuea :D
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29 Sep 2011   #20
sassofalco

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wernerml View Post
HEuheauAHEuaheuea
.....see! He was going too, too fast and has managed to format his Hard Head
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