Windows 10: How to format my C drive and re install W10 with my recue disk

Discus and support How to format my C drive and re install W10 with my recue disk in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I have several glitches that I have been unable to resolve for several months and am thinking it may be a W10 problem My laptop has 2 drives an SSD... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by provlima, Jun 12, 2021.

  1. provlima Win User

    How to format my C drive and re install W10 with my recue disk


    I have several glitches that I have been unable to resolve for several months and am thinking it may be a W10 problem My laptop has 2 drives an SSD (OS) and a HDD data drive. Can someone please advise how to reformat the SSD and reinstall W10 (I have a rescue disk) Thanks for your help!

    :)
     
    provlima, Jun 12, 2021
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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, Jun 12, 2021
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  3. Need to format W10 for partitioning C drive. Should I format W10 (have licensed copy installed) ?

    Hi,

    I had licensed W7 installed. Freely upgraded to W10. Now for partitioning C drive, I have to format W10.

    Should I format W10 and partition the C drive ? My concern is I want to keep licensed OS intact.

    Please help me with this. Any pointer in this direction will be really helpful.

    Regards,

    Sidhdarth.
     
    Sidhdarth K, Jun 12, 2021
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  4. topgundcp Win User

    How to format my C drive and re install W10 with my recue disk

    GPT disk conversion for both data drives and C drive


    Macrium Rescue disk can be used to convert from MBR to GPT and vice versa without doing a fresh install of Windows.

    1. Download Rescue6.1.1081X64.iso - Google Drive and use Rufus to create a bootable USB disk. Skip this step if you've already created the Macrium Rescue disk.
    2. Download: BootEFI_Only-00-00.zip - Google Drive . Unzip to an external or an internal HD
      NOTE:
      This is a copy of the first 3 partitions of my current Windows 10 x64 (450MB Recovery, 100MB EFI and 16MB MSR)
    3. Boot up Macrium Rescue disk and create a backup of your current Windows to another internal/external HD. It serves 2 purposes: you'd have a backup of your current Windows in case things go wrong and then use it to restore the C drive on the next steps.
    4. Next, switch the BIOS to UEFI and use Macrium to restore the first 3 partitions downloaded in step 2 to your current MBR Windows. No need to convert or Format, Macrium will do it.
    5. Again with Macrium, select the backup image from step 3, and copy back the C drive after the 3 partitions.
      After this step, you should have: 450MB, 100MB, 16MB and C drive (GPT partition scheme)
    6. From Macrium, click on Fix the Windows Boot Problems
    7. Reboot. Your Windows should be in UEFI mode.
     
    topgundcp, Jun 12, 2021
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