Windows 10: formatting a hard drive

Discus and support formatting a hard drive in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; does anyone know how to format a hard drive to load and run windows 10 ?... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by brainsmoke1brainsmoke1, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. formatting a hard drive


    does anyone know how to format a hard drive to load and run windows 10

    ?

    :)
     
    brainsmoke1brainsmoke1, Dec 4, 2018
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  2. Fernandz Win User

    How To Format A Write Protected Flash Memory ?

    ¿You already tried this one?...

    Run CMD


    1. diskpart
    2. list disk

    Then in the 3º step, put the correct number of disk in the list for the usb flash (if it's listed in disk 3, then you'll have to write select disk 3).

    2. select disk #
    3. clean
    4. create partition primary
    5. select partition 1
    6. active
    7. format fs=fat32
    8. assign
    9. exit

    with that commands you will format the flash drive in fat32, if you have a large drive you can select also "format fs=ntfs" in step 7.

    good luck!
     
    Fernandz, Dec 4, 2018
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  3. Paolo Mag Win User
    want to Format a La Cie External Drive Because the Software Genie 9 has too many versions of backup.

    Hello,

    To format an external USB or an external hard drive you can easily do it by accessing Computer Management. For us to assist you, we suggest that you follow the steps listed below:

    • Press the Start button.
    • Type Computer Management.
    • On the left side, click on Disk Management under Storage.
    • Locate the drive that you want to format.
    • Once located, right-click on the drive and choose Format.

    If the hard drive has not been formatted with the steps that we have provided above, we recommend that you contact the manufacturer of your hard drive. Some hard drive requires a software that you'll need to use just to format it.

    Let us know how it goes and if you need further assistance, feel free to post back.
     
    Paolo Mag, Dec 4, 2018
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  4. DRDNA Win User

    formatting a hard drive

    Hard Drive formatting

    I beg to differ!!!! DO NOT DO A QUICK FORMAT !!! Quick Formatting is fine for a floppy drive but not for an OS hard drive! My opinion and we can be ok with different opinions right ?
     
    DRDNA, Dec 4, 2018
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