Windows 10: Should I re-format my disk?

Discus and support Should I re-format my disk? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello Should I re-format my Windows 10 disk SSD? Or is there a something similar I can do to clean out my registry? BACKGROUND I have a fairly new PC... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by ship69, Oct 22, 2018.

  1. ship69 Win User

    Should I re-format my disk?


    Hello

    Should I re-format my Windows 10 disk SSD?
    Or is there a something similar I can do to clean out my registry?

    BACKGROUND
    I have a fairly new PC with lots of free diskspace and 16GB of DDR4 3000MHz Memory. Here's what happened:

    1. MS Office 365 (Business) became extremely slow to open (15-30 seconds to open Excel).
    2. So I called MS Support. After about 3 hours of re-installing Office there was no improvement.
    3. Eventually they talked me into creating a new Windows profile.
    4. This now opens Excel fast. But there is a new problem: I am completely unable to change the default program for editing .TXT files.

    Also the wheel on my wheel mouse no longer works.

    Given that every single setting I have within windows, including every setting for every application, now needs to be re-configured it feels like I might as well re-install windows. Given that Windows always seems to get slower and slower over time, (due presumably to the registry getting more and more bloated) should I actually format my entire hard disk?

    Or is there some other way to "Refresh" windows without actually losing all my applications? And if so would that be just as effective at cleaning up my registry and speeding up my PC?

    Cheers

    J

    :)
     
    ship69, Oct 22, 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, Oct 22, 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, Oct 22, 2018
    #3
  4. John Vil Win User

    Should I re-format my disk?

    Windows format disk message

    Hello Marcos,

    There may be several reasons why you are being prompted to have your pen drive formatted every time you plug it in to your PC. This prompt, however, may not be disabled. To isolate what's causing this issue, kindly answer the following questions:

    • When did this issue start?
    • Were there any hardware/software changes on your PC prior to this happening?
    • Was your pen drive improperly pulled out from the USB port?
    • Have you tried plugging your pen drive to a different USB port or a different computer?

    In the meantime we suggest you to check if your pen drive appears under
    Disk Management
    without any error. To check, follow the steps below:

    • Click Windows + X.
    • Select Disk Management.
    • Check and see if your pen drive shows on the list.

    We will be waiting for your response.
     
    John Vil, Oct 22, 2018
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