how to find volume in order to format C

July 28, 2010 at 05:23:46
Specs: Windows 7
I need to re-format my HDD. I have entered cmd format C: I am being asked to enter volume label. How do I find the damn thing?

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#1
July 28, 2010 at 06:29:08
Are you typing that command while in Windows 7?

Once you format what do you intend to do for an operating system?


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#2
July 28, 2010 at 06:33:50
If I can ever format this thing I am going to install win 7 ultimate. I don't have the disk yet I just want to prepare the PC

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#3
July 28, 2010 at 06:35:08
I have found the volume lable. I keep getting messages that I cannot format/delete etc

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#4
July 28, 2010 at 06:36:51
i think you don't need type volume label



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#5
July 28, 2010 at 06:53:00
I just want to know HOW I can format the C drive. I have tried storage disk management there is no option to format or delete either partition or drive i.e. options greyed out

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#6
July 28, 2010 at 07:19:33
"If I can ever format this thing I am going to install win 7 ultimate. I don't have the disk yet I just want to prepare the PC"


Did you not know that when you do a fresh install, the OS disc will be used to format your drive?
The only prep you should have for your PC is getting the updated drivers (you will need them) and enough Ram to run the OS.

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#7
July 28, 2010 at 07:46:02
Just boot to the Windows 7 DVD and Windows can partition and format the hard drive. As was mentioned above you may need to provide some hardware drivers. That depends on the age of your hardware.

Set the boot order in the BIOS (setup) to boot to the CD drive before the hard drive. Then watch the screens for a message to hit any hit to boot to the CD. Do so and then follow the on screen prompts.


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#8
July 28, 2010 at 08:07:27
I don't have the DVD as yet I am just trying to prepare the PC for when it arrives

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#9
July 28, 2010 at 08:16:33
You can't format the hard drive while you are in Windows. That is like sawing off a limb while standing on it. Why would you want to disable a working computer before it is necessary.

Are you even sure your computer is capable of running Windows 7? There is a Windows 7 advisory available. Go to the link below.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...


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July 28, 2010 at 12:39:41

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#11
July 28, 2010 at 13:17:30
blitzgeist would you cut off your legs while running a race?

think about it.

this is what you are asking windows to do to itself while you are in it.

There is no need to "prepare" the disk.
I would advise you not to use ANYTHING except the windows 7 dvd to partition/format the drive.


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#12
July 28, 2010 at 14:40:38
Of course no one should use sharp tools when running.
I need to wipe disk to rid it of virus contamination that no anti virus software blocked. Other than a complete clean disk, what would you suggest? install new software onto an infected disk. I think not

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#13
July 28, 2010 at 14:49:00
When booting Windows 7 you will then have the option to format or if you wish even delete all partitions and start over again. That process is no different than what you were trying to do.

If you are really concerned about cleasing the disk then download killdisk and use it from the boot to wipe the drive by writing to every single sector.

At any rate as I stated before, you can't format the hard drive that has Windows installed on it while in Windows.
Had you explained what your reason was we could have advised you sooner.


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#14
July 28, 2010 at 15:56:27
I think this poster is not reading the answers

QUOTE:
"It's hard to soar like an Eagle when you are flying with Turkeys"

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#15
July 28, 2010 at 17:02:29
I think that the ones answering are not reading the posts

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#16
July 28, 2010 at 17:12:05
I doubt that, they have given you the best answers but you refuse to agree with them

QUOTE:
"It's hard to soar like an Eagle when you are flying with Turkeys"

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#17
July 28, 2010 at 19:14:11
My mistake. I appreciate the advice I was just a little panic stricken about the virus attack and believe me one does not need 'I know it all types' at that moment

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#18
July 28, 2010 at 19:55:34
So, if you intend to wipe your entire drive, what is the panic about. You evidently consider anything on the drive already gone. You never responded about whether or not your hardware can support Windows 7. See link in #9 above.

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