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Old 10-23-2012, 03:33 AM   #1
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Format hard drive as NTFS


I'm trying to go back to Windows 7, for a few reasons. Long story short, I'm having problems.

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It's saying "Windows must be installed to a partition formatted as NTFS" ... "Partition is an unrecognized type"

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Disk 0 Partition 1 227.0 GB System
Disk 0 Partition 2 5.9 GB Logical


How can I format my hard drive as NTFS, so I can go back to Windows?
 
Old 10-23-2012, 03:53 AM   #2
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I'm trying to go back to Windows 7, for a few reasons. Long story short, I'm having problems.
Why don't you try dual boot Linux and Windows?

I think, windows should take care of this automatically during setup, if not use fdisk to change partition type or just delete partitions.
 
Old 10-23-2012, 04:46 AM   #3
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if not use fdisk to change partition type or just delete partitions.

How would i go about doing that?
 
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Did you try to delete these partitions under windows, during setup?
 
Old 10-23-2012, 05:03 AM   #5
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For the windows XP cd and the windows7 dvd ( and if the xp cd then PLEASE buy win7 and install a current OS )

the windows install media is NOTORIOUS for not being able to read/write to NON microsoft owned and patented filesystems
Microsoft will NOT support any free and opensource formats

so the install disks will NEVER be able to install on a NON ms formatted drive

yell at microsoft for this "bleeped"

use the Gparted live cd to format the drive to NTFS
http://gparted.sourceforge.net/

then install windows


please FORWARD your complaints to Microsoft
 
Old 10-23-2012, 05:09 AM   #6
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For the windows XP cd and the windows7 dvd ( and if the xp cd then PLEASE buy win7 and install a current OS )

the windows install media is NOTORIOUS for not being able to read/write to NON microsoft owned and patented filesystems
Microsoft will NOT support any free and opensource formats

so the install disks will NEVER be able to install on a NON ms formatted drive

yell at microsoft for this "bleeped"

use the Gparted live cd to format the drive to NTFS
http://gparted.sourceforge.net/

then install windows


please FORWARD your complaints to Microsoft
I'm installing Gparted right now, and will give this a try!

Also, to Nikosis, yes I tried. The button was visible, but not clickable.
 
Old 10-23-2012, 05:19 AM   #7
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I'm installing Gparted right now, and will give this a try!

Also, to Nikosis, yes I tried. The button was visible, but not clickable.
Installed GParted

Installed packages for GParted

Next step... create a new partition? If so, of what size?

Also, thanks for all the help so far.
 
Old 10-23-2012, 05:40 AM   #8
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you burn the gparted iso to a cd
hence it's name
gparted LIVE cd

if you only install it on linux
it is of no use


burn it is a cd and reformat the whole drive
 
Old 10-23-2012, 05:42 AM   #9
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Get Live Cd like Slax or any other

One it's booted up. Use command
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fdisk /dev/your_disk    ----  most likely it's sda
after you're in pres "d" choose partition to delete and press "enter"
Do it again for the other one. Once it's done you can press "p" to make sure that partitions are gone.
Press "w" "enter" That's it.

Last edited by Nikosis; 10-23-2012 at 05:44 AM.
 
Old 10-23-2012, 08:08 PM   #10
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If you are happy to trash the disk for the reinstall, then blanking the MBR should work.
Code:
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=512 count=1
 
Old 10-31-2012, 08:52 PM   #11
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you burn the gparted iso to a cd
hence it's name
gparted LIVE cd

if you only install it on linux
it is of no use


burn it is a cd and reformat the whole drive
Worked like a charm! Thanks!
 
  


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