Solved Windows 7 is not showing Drive options (Advanced)

October 18, 2013 at 03:59:15
Specs: Windows 7, 1 gb
I am using win 7 for 3 years but recently i noticed that when i am in need to re install my os, windows is not showing "Drive options (Advanced) "so that i cant format my c drive.What can i do?

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October 21, 2013 at 11:41:52
Hi AAF,

Please boot from the disk instead of running the setup inside the OS environment.

Insert operating system disk in the CD/DVD drive.

Restart the system and tap Delete or F2(Depending on the motherboard) to enter the BIOS menu.

Change the CD/DVD drive as the first boot device.

Save settings and exit.

NOTE: Drive options (advanced) option does not showup unless the installation is done at boot.

Refer to warning on step 7 in the link given below:

http://dell.to/18DherT

Thanks & Regards
Manshu S
#iworkfordell



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October 18, 2013 at 04:56:35
Why do you find the need to reinstall? You speak as if this is a regular occurrence.

You cannot format drive C: from within Windows if drive c: is the boot and system drive which it nearly always is. Yo would be asking the Windows to commit suicide which it wont do,

To format drive c: you need to boot to a Windows 7 CD.

Stuart


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October 18, 2013 at 06:11:50
Hi AAF,

Try using another disk to check if it an issue with the disk.

Do you get the Drive Option(Advanced) when you select a different partition?
Did you chose the option to upgrade windows or custome(Advanced)?

Thanks & Regards
Manshu S
#iworkfordell

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#3
October 18, 2013 at 06:39:43
Dellman: You missed the point.

AAF: StuartS is correct, you cannot format C drive from within Windows, this is to protect the system from well intentioned people poking around without really understanding what they are doing. Those very same people who would then say Microsoft screwed up, blame someone else, and if the machine was new enough, cost other people time and money helping them. IF you ever have your system sufficiently messed up that it cannot be repaired (whether something you did, an really nasty infection, a hardware problem, or another outside source), there are provisions fix it. With details of the problem (if/when it ever arrives), just explain it carefully to us an we can help you. There are a number of repair options that we can help you try, there is the factory restore option (usually a last resort) that MS & the system mfg's have made for you, There are recovery/restore options that are possible, even if the hard drive itself is dead that we can advise you on if needed as well as the complete reinstall from disk (rarely needed).
If your system is running well right now, you can make some preparations for this possibility which will make it go much easier and with much less loss if data and time. These I will list below and you should probably do all or at least most of them:
1- Set up a regular Windows Back Up (daily or weekly) to an external hard drive.
2- Make a System Image (from the back up section) to the same or different external drive. (update every couple of months)
3- Make a Windows 7 Repair Disk (from the back up section) [REALLY IMPORTANT, actually ll three of these are]
4- Periodically run Disk Clean up
5- Run Malwarebytes about once every month or two.
Some might be tempted to add more, but I will keep it simpler.
You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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October 18, 2013 at 08:21:21

Hi DellManshuS,

I tried another disk but problem is same
No,i don't get "Drive options (Advanced) " when i am selecting any other partition
i choose Custom(advanced)
Thnx for getting my point


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October 21, 2013 at 11:41:52
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Hi AAF,

Please boot from the disk instead of running the setup inside the OS environment.

Insert operating system disk in the CD/DVD drive.

Restart the system and tap Delete or F2(Depending on the motherboard) to enter the BIOS menu.

Change the CD/DVD drive as the first boot device.

Save settings and exit.

NOTE: Drive options (advanced) option does not showup unless the installation is done at boot.

Refer to warning on step 7 in the link given below:

http://dell.to/18DherT

Thanks & Regards
Manshu S
#iworkfordell


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