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Windows 7: Formating in Win7 (Full Format)

06 Oct 2009   #21
Marty

Win7
 
 

Formatted drive successfully, and no, my hdd did NOT explode, lol.

These are the commands I used if anyone's going through a similar scenario:

diskpart>
clean
create partition primary size=300000
format fs=ntfs label="Media"
assign letter=d
create partition primary size=165000
format fs=ntfs label="System"
assign letter=c
exit

Seems ok. Although, because I did my window's partition second, does this mean my os will run slower because it's on the outer edge of the disk, ie, reader has to travel further to read/write information? Or is this effect inconsequential to the running of my system? Hhhmmm, just a thought anyways. But thanks anyway for everyone who helped me out - I'm most grateful.

Cheers,

Marty.


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06 Oct 2009   #22
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Marty View Post
Formatted drive successfully, and no, my hdd did NOT explode, lol.

These are the commands I used if anyone's going through a similar scenario:

diskpart>
clean
create partition primary size=300000
format fs=ntfs label="Media"
assign letter=d
create partition primary size=165000
format fs=ntfs label="System"
assign letter=c
exit

Seems ok. Although, because I did my window's partition second, does this mean my os will run slower because it's on the outer edge of the disk, ie, reader has to travel further to read/write information? Or is this effect inconsequential to the running of my system? Hhhmmm, just a thought anyways. But thanks anyway for everyone who helped me out - I'm most grateful.

Cheers,

Marty.
Hello Marty,

Glad you got it formatted.

It's generally accepted that an OS will run better if it's in the first partition on the Disk. It will run from the second partition on the outside of the disk.
If you haven't installed the OS yet, this would be a good time to adjust the size of the partitions and put the OS on the first, inside Partition. Won't take very long.

Let us know how everything is going.
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06 Oct 2009   #23
Marty

Win7
 
 

Na, it's on already. Damn, I had a feeeling about that one, haha. Oh well, I'll prob format in another 6months or so anyways. I may stick around here for my pc tips though, cause you all seemed fairly cluely. Till next time.

Marty.
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06 Oct 2009   #24
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

I'm am curious...why did you want to do a full format instead of a quick format?
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06 Oct 2009   #25
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Marty View Post
Na, it's on already. Damn, I had a feeeling about that one, haha. Oh well, I'll prob format in another 6months or so anyways. I may stick around here for my pc tips though, cause you all seemed fairly cluely. Till next time.

Marty.
It will run just fine.

You can change it next time

Enjoy your Win7
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