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Windows 7: Reformatting a drive

26 Jan 2013   #1
Gumption

WinXP 32bit
 
 
Reformatting a drive

Hi Guys,

Had a back-up mishap which filled my D-drive to capacity. Was hoping to redo that by reformatting. I sorta already know how. Question is, will it affect my C drive at all?

Would appreciate the help. Thanks


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26 Jan 2013   #2
caperjack

win8pro 32 bit win 7Ulitmate 32 bit
 
 

hi a format will remove any and all files on the hdd including Windows ,everything it will be empty and you will need to star over with a new install of windows
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26 Jan 2013   #3
Gumption

WinXP 32bit
 
 

A little dense about computers. Just want to make sure I understand. So I would need to re-install Windows even if what I want to reformat is just my D drive?
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26 Jan 2013   #4
caperjack

win8pro 32 bit win 7Ulitmate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gumption View Post
A little dense about computers. Just want to make sure I understand. So I would need to re-install Windows even if what I want to reformat is just my D drive?
nope ,sorry i missed that ,so D: is a seperate drive from your C:\ drive , correct ,and you have windows install on C :\ then formatting D:\ will not affect windows .
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26 Jan 2013   #5
Gumption

WinXP 32bit
 
 

That's a relief! Means I won't have to actually re-install Windows. Thanks so much!
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26 Jan 2013   #6
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Could you post a screen snip of Disk Management so we can be sure of your C: & D: drives

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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26 Jan 2013   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64 Creators Update
 
 

Marty !!!!

Been to Pheonix , dam it must be nice now, snow on the ground here, Sucks
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26 Jan 2013   #8
Gumption

WinXP 32bit
 
 

Sure thing. Here you go.


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26 Jan 2013   #9
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

That pic almost looks like a manufacturers recovery partition on your hard drive.

When you did your backup, did you set it to backup to the rather small D: drive ?


Edit:

Start Computer Management Disk Management
Maximize to full screen
Take a Snip of it with the Snipping Tool, Save snip, then upload the snip here in your post.
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26 Jan 2013   #10
ESL

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gumption View Post
Sure thing. Here you go.
That's not disk management. That's My Computer.
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