I can't faormat my hard drive partisian

September 19, 2011 at 22:50:19
Specs: Windows 7
FIRST I HAVE XP AND WIN 7OS THEN I WAS DELETE SOME FILE OF XP AND USE WIN 7 OS NOW I WANT TO FORMAT C:(WIN XP FILES) BUT IT WAS'T FORMAT AND ERROR MASSAGE IS ''WINON BY WIN7 NOW I WANT TO FORMAT OR DELETE ALL FILE OF XP BUT IT WAS NOT COMPLETE WHEN I FORMAT DRIVE ERROR MASSAGE IS "WINDOW WAS UNABLE TO COMPLETE THE FORMAT". HELP ME

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#1
September 20, 2011 at 05:23:34
Use disk manager in Windows 7 to delete the partition XP is on and create a new partition where the old one was and then format it. REMEMBER that to XP that was the C drive BUT to Windows 7 that is NOT the C drive, it's own installation is on what it considers the C drive. Use the drive size in MB's to confirm that you are deleting the correct partition. Windows 7 will not let you delete or format the partition IT is installed on so it is MUCH safer to use that than anything else.

I use capitols for emphasis but using it too much or only, is like shouting. Please turn off your caps lock.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
September 20, 2011 at 05:31:35
Please turn off the Caps lock. Typing in all caps is rude, it's considered to be SHOUTING, & it's difficult to read.

Windows will not "self-destruct". In other words, you cannot format the Windows partition from within the Windows environment. IMO, it would probably be best to start completely from scratch. Backup all your important data, completely wipe the HDD, repartition, reformat, then do a fresh install of Win7.


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#3
September 20, 2011 at 07:15:40
"WINDOW WAS UNABLE TO COMPLETE THE FORMAT".

Assuming that you were trying to format the partition XP was installed on in Windows 7, you should have no problem doing that unless there's something wrong with the hard drive the XP partition was on.

Test your hard drive with hard drive manufacturer's diagnostics.

E.g.
Seagate's SeaTools will test (almost) any brand of hard drive.
http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.j...

Do the long test.

The Dos bootable versions of SeaTools can test the hard drive when Windows will not load properly, or even when the drive has no data on it.

It the drive itself passes the test, any data problems on the drive can be fixed one way or another.


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