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A question about partitions and formatting.


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BARROS

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Hey,

I have an 80GB Hard Drive and I created a 11GB Partition to store a backup of all of my personal files (Music, Pictures etc).

What would happen if I chose to formatt the hard drive?

Would it delete both partitions or only the one i select?

Thank you to anyone who helps

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depends on how you format the drive....if you use something like DBAN (darak's boot and nuke) then...more than likely you're gonna trash the whole drive (unless you're familiar with the software)...if you use say....windows disk managment then you will be able to pick the partition that you want to format and it will leave the other one alone...
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if you just want to format a single partition on the drive then within windows

right click my desktop > manage > disk manager> now find the partition you want to format....and right click it and choose format
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Ohh klkl

Cheers man for the help :whistling:

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I cant find that thing that you told me to do??

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What disk managment,

Try it this way: Click Start > Run and type diskmgmt.msc
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