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Windows 7: Why doesn't the Format Menu show up?

17 Sep 2010   #1
taulant01

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Why doesn't the Format Menu show up?

Hello.
I am a new member and i wanted to ask you something. 2 months ago i have installed Windows 7 Ultimate, and now i wanted to format the hard drive, but when i booted from the Dvd, it shows up only an the Wallpaper and the Mouse pointer. But the Format Menu (if we can call it so), does not show up. What can be the problem?

I apologize for my bad english.


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17 Sep 2010   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Make sure that you have the dvd set as the first boot device in your BIOS options....
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17 Sep 2010   #3
taulant01

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

yes it is set as the first boot device in my BIOS. The problem is that i BOOT from the DVD but after I Boot it doesn't show up the Format Menu, to format my hard drive. Only the mouse sign shows up and nothing else.
I hope you're understanding me what i am saying.

if i use this program maybe i can format my Pc? I need really to format it, thats the problem why i am asking
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17 Sep 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

What do you mean by "format" - reinstall the operating system or reformat the disk into e.g. NTFS?
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17 Sep 2010   #5
taulant01

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

man i don't completly understand you. As i said that i have an bad english. We call it here in my country Format, when we delete all the data on the hard drive that has windows installed on it and install the windows in that drive.
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17 Sep 2010   #6
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Welcome to SevenForums.
So your install dvd is not showing you the first screen of the installer? Where did you get your dvd? Why doesn't the Format Menu show up?-install-now.jpg


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17 Sep 2010   #7
taulant01

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

If this is the firs thing that shows up after i boot from the dvd than yes, this doesn't show up. Whith that dvd that i possess, i have formated my Pc months ago.
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17 Sep 2010   #8
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

When you have the dvd in your dvd drive and you are booted up in windows can you start set up exe? Does your drive see the installer or is there a problem with this?
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17 Sep 2010   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello taulant01, welcome to Seven Forums!



Maybe this will help.

After you have made backups of everything you care to save and you want to do a real wipe "clean all" to the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) have a look at this tutorial at the link below, it over-writes everything, all the old Windows code including all the old Windows drivers, giving you the best possible space to install Windows 7 to; it goes hand-in-hand with a clean install.


Click these links below to view these tutorials.

How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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