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Windows 7: not able to format C drive !!!

13 Aug 2009   #1
bankerrahul

Windows 7 ultimate 7260 x32
 
 
not able to format C drive !!!

hi all again...
i have a problem...
i have windows 7 installed on E drive and my C drive contains old vista...
now i want to delete vista and want to format c drive...
when i start win7 and try to format C drive by right clicking on it...it says "windows was unable to complete the format"
please help me....i want to format it,... i need some space in my pc urgently
make sure that my dvd drive is not working
thanks all...


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13 Aug 2009   #2
sergiogarcia9

 

Download Gparted, burn to a cd/dvd and boot from the disc, and then format the drive
GParted -- Welcome
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13 Aug 2009   #3
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

I would try to boot a Win7 DVD Installation and format C drive from there...just don't continue installation afterwards
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13 Aug 2009   #4
bankerrahul

Windows 7 ultimate 7260 x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sergiogarcia9 View Post
Download Gparted, burn to a cd/dvd and boot from the disc, and then format the drive
GParted -- Welcome
dvd drive is not working sir
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13 Aug 2009   #5
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bankerrahul View Post
dvd drive is not working sir
thats a bummer...got a USB drive to use?
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13 Aug 2009   #6
Antman

 

Use diskmgmt.msc and delete the vista partition?
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13 Aug 2009   #7
bankerrahul

Windows 7 ultimate 7260 x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
thats a bummer...got a USB drive to use?
yes i got usb/..2 gb
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13 Aug 2009   #8
sergiogarcia9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
thats a bummer...got a USB drive to use?
that doesnt stop you from running the windows 7 install You can extract the iso, run the setup, format the drive, and then exit install. This should work.
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13 Aug 2009   #9
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sergiogarcia9 View Post
that doesnt stop you from running the windows 7 install You can extract the iso, run the setup, format the drive, and then exit install. This should work.
I might be wrong but you can't do drive fomats from within Windows 7 through setup for Windows 7...I could be wrong
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13 Aug 2009   #10
bankerrahul

Windows 7 ultimate 7260 x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Use diskmgmt.msc and delete the vista partition?
not working
thanks anyway
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