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Windows 7: Partition ~ Does it refer to a physical disk location

04 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home prem x64
Partition ~ Does it refer to a physical disk location

Hiya there, this may sound like a daft question.. but..

I have a hard disk I have it partitioned into 3

1) system (windows put that there)
2) C: I have installed my programs and OS here
3) D: This i where i keep the work i have done

I want to do a clean install of OS and programs , If I just format (write zero's to using partition magic) the C: partition will it wipe properly all my OS and Programs, in other words is the C: Drive partition a physical location within the whole hard drive ?

Many thanks

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04 Feb 2013   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

If I understand you correctly you have 3 partitions on your zero (0) drive.
If you wipe drive zero (0) you will wipe everthing. All three partitions. Read this I think it will help you understand. Yes partitions are a physical position on a hard drive disk. 3 partitions are 3 separate positions on one hard drive.

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