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unable to full format my disk..on windows 8 due to more healthy partitions

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  • Started 1 year ago by vijaydeep
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vijaydeep
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Initially I made 3 drives and left some space unallocated since only 3 drives can be created on win 8 during installation .afterwards I created a new drive on that unallocated portion by going through the "disk management " option from control panel.then it changed all my drive to healthy partitions.finally when I tried to reinstall windows then I was not allowed to install it in some other partition and when I tried to fully format my drives then the advanced options on the drive were not highlighted.Then I again deleted the volume from " disk management" option this time that volume was also not available for creation of a new partition .so finally I am having a single C drive and I dont have any way to fully format my drive and install the windows again

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presence1960
presence1960
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Parted Magic: http://partedmagic.com/doku.ph.....PinmJHXbUE

gparted: http://gparted.sourceforge.net/download.php

I prefer to partition my disks with a 3rd party partitioning tool such as Parted Magic or GParted prior to installation. I try to stay away from the windows disk management tool except for altering partitions that do not have to do with an installation of any sort. You can download them at the above links. You will download an iso file. You will have to burn it as an image to CD. There are plenty of software to this, I use Imgburn or Infrarecorder. Once you burned the image to CD you will need to boot off the CD. If you are unfamiliar with partitioning I would read some about the subject prior to proceeding.

BTW to reduce confusion the "drives" you refer to are technically not drives, but rather are "partitions" on a physical hard disk.

P.S. Make sure you have a backup of all data you don't want to lose on something not connected to your machine while doing partitioning and installations. remember Murphy's law does apply here. Sometimes shit happens. Don't be the one caught with your pants down saying you lost your data. Then you will have to hope recuva or testdisk can recover your files, not always guaranteed!

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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http://www.howtogeek.com/forum.....?replies=1

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presence1960
presence1960
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Nice Rick, I will try that soon. I have been making my windows bootable USBs by this method: http://www.intowindows.com/bootable-usb/

Since I have multi-disks with multiple partitions on each (NTFS and Ext4) I prefer to use a third party partitioner. But I am never too old to try or learn new tricks.

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presence1960
presence1960
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Those links are great and I will be delving into them. However I don't think they are helping the OP any. If you want you can converse with me or send me stuff to increase my knowledge @xxxxxxxxx
Edit by mod- see below

BTW my name is Bob

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Best Don't Post E-mail address on forum.

Will be spammed.

We always ask Mod for address permission because of rules. :)

Need to fix your last post or ask Mod to fix it for you.

Rick P.

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presence1960
presence1960
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how do i ask mod? Where are rules posted. this is first forum without PM capability I have been on. Or I would have PM you Rick.

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Scott
Scott
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http://www.howtogeek.com/forum.....post-29273

After much internal debate and trial and error for a period of time, we dropped PMing. We want all exchanges, but specifically solutions, to be part of the community's public domain, not just shared between two enthusiasts.

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presence1960
presence1960
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Thanks Scott. Hopefully Rick got my address. He is a warehouse full of info.

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Scott
Scott
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Yes, presence, Rick is a wealth of knowledge and friend to all.
Leave your address on your profile page.

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