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Windows 7: Wipe, Reformat then reinstall Windows 7

11 Jun 2010   #11
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again NewToit.



After you marked J: active the other day did you not run the 3 startup repairs with system re-starts after each startup repair, I told you to, this is why I suggested you do it that way.


Now just do as they say and disconect the C: HDD and then run a startup repair on J: and then J: will have the boot files on it.

Then you can plug C: back in and retrieve any data you need to, then have a look at the tutorial at the link below to see a way to write " 0s (zeroes) " to the C: HDD so anything left on it will be virtually un-recoverable.

How to Clean or Clean All a Disk with the Diskpart Command


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14 Jun 2010   #12
NewToit

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello again NewToit.



After you marked J: active the other day did you not run the 3 startup repairs with system re-starts after each startup repair, I told you to, this is why I suggested you do it that way.


Now just do as they say and disconect the C: HDD and then run a startup repair on J: and then J: will have the boot files on it.

Then you can plug C: back in and retrieve any data you need to, then have a look at the tutorial at the link below to see a way to write " 0s (zeroes) " to the C: HDD so anything left on it will be virtually un-recoverable.

How to Clean or Clean All a Disk with the Diskpart Command
HELLO! HELLO SIR! HELLO!!

Please do not see this as blasphemy. But, I swear to god I did. I did just what you told me. I am not a complete idiot either. But I did something a little wrong it seems. But I did I did! lol?

I understand what it is I must do and I will do it - TY! Possibly when I choose which disk to repair, when I ran the repair 3 times I choose the wrong disk. So, I like the idea of unplugging my C: .

How silly of me to over look such obvious and simple solutions. Good thing you folks are so smart. But, I bet that is what I must have done wrong? When prompted which disk I wanted to repair I bet $10.25 USD that I clicked the wrong one.
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14 Jun 2010   #13
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again mate.



That's ok, you can do it right this time!
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14 Jun 2010   #14
gregrocker

 

Once your new Win7 HD boots on its own, make sure it is set to as the first HD to boot in BIOS setup, then plug back in the other HD and follow these exact steps to delete it:

type CMD in start search box, rightclick on result given at top, Run as Administrator,

Type into CMD box these exact commands - you can cut and paste each, then hit return after you verify:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (replace # with disk # from list you know to be your old Win7 HD which you want to delete)
CLEAN
create partition logical
select partition 1
assign letter=d: (or whatever letter you want it to be)
format
exit

Now you have a logical data partition which cannot be marked active to interfere.

If you don't want to use the HD then just clean it.
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15 Jun 2010   #15
NewToit

Win 7
 
 

I think i can! I think i can!
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15 Jun 2010   #16
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I know you can! I know you can!
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