Windows 10: formatting c:

Discus and support formatting c: in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hello. I'm trying to reformat my hard drive so that all data is erased before I recycle the PC. It works, albeit very slowly, and I have purchased a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by PaulGardella, Nov 18, 2018.

  1. formatting c:


    Hello. I'm trying to reformat my hard drive so that all data is erased before I recycle the PC. It works, albeit very slowly, and I have purchased a replacement pc after restoring my backup date. I can access the command prompt and type in the format c: command,, but it will not allow access to the drive as it is locked. Is it even possible to unlock it?

    Looking forward to some IT expert replies!

    Paolo

    :)
     
    PaulGardella, Nov 18, 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, Nov 18, 2018
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  3. topgundcp Win User
    Cannot Format HD


    Need to initialize it as GPT disk type with HD > 2TB:
    From Admin command prompt:
    1. diskpart
    2. list disk =====> Take a note of disk # for the 4TB HD
    3. select disk # ====> From step 2
    4. clean
    5. exit
    Open Disk Management and initialize the disk as GPT, create simple then format.
     
    topgundcp, Nov 18, 2018
    #3
  4. John Sarc Win User

    formatting c:

    Changing Time Format

    Hi Mary,

    There's a possibility that the set up time format in your computer Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) is military time. To have this checked, you can try to reset the time of your computer through Control Panel. See the steps below on how to do
    so:

    • Open Control Panel > Clock, Language, and Region >
      Change date, time, or number formats. This would open the
      Region
      window.
    • From there, click on Additional settings at the bottom part. It will open the Customize Format.
    • Click Reset; then, OK.

    The steps should work; however, if not, we suggest that you contact manufacturer and have the BIOS time checked.

    Let us know what happens after doing the suggestions .
     
    John Sarc, Nov 18, 2018
    #4
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