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Formatting a disk

by southdownsman / December 1, 2015 11:31 PM PST

I run windows 7 on my PC and recently I have been unable to format disks. Every time the message appears, 'windows was unable to complete the format'. I have tried various online solutions, such as reinstalling the D Drive, but nothing works. Any ideas please?

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Re: format
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 2, 2015 12:24 AM PST
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- What disks are you trying to format?
- What exactly is "reinstalling the D drive"? What is on that drive?

Kees

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by southdownsman / December 2, 2015 10:28 AM PST
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The disks are simply rewritable CDs. The D Drive is used for CDs and DVDs

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by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 2, 2015 11:04 AM PST
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formatting disk
by kiranchaitanya / December 2, 2015 4:39 AM PST
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you can try to format your disk with using command prompt..open cmd then type diskpart then list volume then select disk number from list then press enter..it will wipe everything on your hard disk...so do back up before doing this

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by southdownsman / December 2, 2015 10:29 AM PST
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Do you mean it will wipe everything from the disk I am trying to format?

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Aha, there is nothing simple about simply rewritable CDs!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 2, 2015 10:35 AM PST
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That system needs an app to support not only the formatting but treating the disc as a big floppy.

-> Bear in mind these are about 99% reliable so everyone knows to have a copy of what's on there on backup because a disc can fail and take whatever was on it with it to silicon heaven.

You also run the risk of this being an oft asked question.
https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&as_q=how+to+format+a+in+windows+7

So there's that. Let's hear what software you used to manage this feat.

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