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Windows 7: reformat question

25 Mar 2011   #1
kevin39

windows 7 home premium
 
 
reformat question

Hi
i need to reformat my windows 7 32bit home premium.i get to where which type of installation do you want. i do the custom {advanced} install a clean copy of windows select where you want to install it.or make changes to disks and partitions.this option does not keep your files settings and programs. {i am ok on this one} where i run in to trouble is where do you want to install windows i have name {disk 0 unallocated space total size 100.0mb free space 100.0mb type none} i have never seen this before can anyone tell me what disk 0 unallocated space total size 100.0mb free space 100.0mb type none is? then i have name {disk 0 partition 1 total size 456.4gb free space 419.5gb type system none} and what do for this one is i delete then i format it. is this right? when i have a name {disk 0 partition 2:factoty_image total size 9.2.gb free space 1.3gb type primary. i hope this makes sense

thank you for anyone help on this


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25 Mar 2011   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Looks like Windows should be installed on Disc 0, on the partition with the 456.4 gb of free space.

But to be sure, go to disk management and post a screen capture of what you see in the disk management screen. Without that, we can't be sure what is going on.
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25 Mar 2011   #3
gregrocker

 

That's the 100 mb System Reserved boot partition created when you partition with the installer. It places the Repair console normally only available on the DVD or Repair CD conveniently on the F8 Advanced Boot Tools menu. So I would leave it alone and install to the second partition.
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26 Mar 2011   #4
kevin39

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Hi ignatzatsonic
this is why i think i have to reformat my windows 7 32bit home premium. when ever i play a game or play a videos my computer will freezes up.it does not give me any error message i just have shut it down and restart my computer. all my computer drivers are up to date on the name {disk 0 partition 1 total size 456.4gb free space 419.5gb type system} can you tell me if this is right or not? first i need to delete partition then i need to format it?
thank you


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26 Mar 2011   #5
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I meant a picture of Disk Management, not Device Manager. Type disk management into the start button search box and post a picture of where it leads you.

I have no idea if a reformat and reinstall will solve your problems, but it looks like you have only 1 place you can install Windows and that is on the 456 gig partition.

You can go ahead with that or you can post a picture of disk management so we can be sure.

You would delete the partition and then reformat it and then install Windows on the newly formatted partition. If I remember correctly, Windows does the formatting without actually being told to do so--after you delete that partition.
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26 Mar 2011   #6
DocBrown

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

Kevin,

You may want to give us more info on your computer hardware & memory, etc.
Your problem could be from several things, even like old drivers.
Reformatting may or may not solve it, without looking all all options.
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26 Mar 2011   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello kevin39, welcome to Seven Forums!

Here's some additional useful information below to look over while you get a snip of disk management for us to see and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.
Note   Note

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a snip of that.

How to Upload and Post a Screenshot and File in Seven Forums

After you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media, use Step One of this tutorial at the first link below to do a wipe (secure erase) to the entire Hard Disk Drive / Solid State Drive.
  • Then if you do not want to create the new Windows 7 "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #2 to create, format and mark Active a single 100GB partition to do the installation to.
  • If you do want to create the "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #3 to create, format and mark Active the System Reserved partition and then create and format the 100GB partition to do the installation to.
Either way, running the "clean all" then creating and formatting the partition(s) using diskpart will get you the best possible space to do a clean install of Windows 7 to; you can always extend the Windows partition to include the remaining unallocated space on the HDD / SSD or create additional Primary partitions or an Extended partition after the installation completes if you choose.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

DISKPART : At PC Startup

Do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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26 Mar 2011   #8
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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Warning: On some motherboard's you will need to set the Sata controller to IDE mode in BIOS for the HD app to work correctly.
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26 Mar 2011   #9
kevin39

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Hi DocBrown
i hope this is what you mean
i have a hp pavilion a6400f pc processon intel {R}pentium {R}cpu e2200@ 2.20ghz 2.20ghz installed memory ram 3.00gb system type 32bit operating systerm windows 7 home premium dvd/cd-rom drives hl-dt-st-dvd-ram gh10l display adapters intel {r}g33/g31 express chipset family sound video and game controllers realtek high definiton audio computer acpi x86-based pc when i use the update drivers it get the best driver software for your device is already installed
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26 Mar 2011   #10
kevin39

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Hi ignatzatsonic
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