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I tried to reformat my labtop with the disk and deleted all the data and partitions from the hard drive and now i dont know what to do about it

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Cant i get the image on the old hard disk to download?


Use getbackdata for windows
Advanced Data Recovery Software Programs to Get Back Deleted Data

reformat that drive again first and important is to set your partition active to the drive letter exact to what it was before it must be FAT or NTFS with the same active partyitionscheme as before use the getbackdata to recover an image of the output to a clean harddisk with some larger data storage external on your computer for the data output.
If not formatted you cannot get the images from it important how it was formatted is the most important thing reformatting will not destroy the data but will match the program how to handle the data to recover , beware never do not set the output to the same drive where you recover the data from .

IF you used linux photorec or dd rescue or other several tools are there to use,

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How to prepare Transcend StoreJet 25M3 for use with Acronis True Image 2014 backup Software ?


The disk size of 698GB under Windows is correct for a 750GB drive.
This tells you there is only one partition on the Transcend drive.
It is best to reformat the Transcend drive to NTFS, unless you need to also read from the Transcend drive using a computer that does not support NTFS.
I would expect Acronis backup inviting you to reformat to NTFS if you would try using a FAT32 drive for backup. FAT32 has a file size limit of 4GB which may impede backups.

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I'd go into disk manager, delete any partitions and reformat the flash drive.

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When you formatted the drive for the Mac, you probably used the HFS format. Windows can only read NTFS or FAT formatted drives. You will need to reformat your external drive again. If you use a FAT32 format, all computers will be able to read the drive (Windows, UNIX and Mac - anyway). Note: the FAT32 option does limit the number of files in each directory and the maximum file size.

First back up any files that you have put on the external drive to another disc (your computer's hard disc, for example).
If you are using the M2 external disc for Time Machine backups, you should partition the drive into two sections. Format one to the FAT32 and the other to HFS.

The Disc Utility in OSX can repartition the drive and reformat it. However, sometimes it doesn't correctly format the new partitions. You may need to do some extra step, see http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~pcarbo/macnexstar.html for one set of reformatting steps. In Windows, there is a similar utitily in the Disk Management Control Panel. (Start > Control Panel > System and Security > Administrative Tools > Create and format hard disk partitions (Windows 7)) You can only format the disc to FAT or NTFS with the Windows utility.

Some third-party software is available for changing the partitions on a hard drive formatted for Windows use without losing the data on the disc. I do not know if similar programs exist for OSX.

Some versions of Unix have gparted which will also repartion and reformat a hard disc but can't keep the original data on the drive. (I've used the Windows and Unix partition managers, including Paragon Partition Manager which let me keep my original Windows data on the drive.)

I hope this helps.

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Show a step by step procedure to how to reformat a hard disc


- if the hard disk is inside the system use your operating system disk
- boot to the disk by pressing F12
- if you see "press any key to boot to disk" hit the spacebar right away
- if your usinf windows XP delete or partion by highlighting the partition and hit "d" to delete
- it will ask you confirmation, hit "L"
- your system will ask you to reformat hard drive
- for win 7 same process
- first delete partition
- click drive advance option to see the delete option
- delete all partition
- click reformat

hope I answer your question step by step

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Check the hard drive for partitions, it could have several partitions, but only the first partition has been formatted.
Go to Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Computer Management - click on Disk Management and look at the Western Digital it could be Disk 1.
If you see unallocated partition, you can create and format this partition.
OR
You can delete the existing partition and create a single large partition and then format this partition.
NOTE - this process will delete the existing data on the hard drive.

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If you boot the computer from a windows CD/DVD in he first stages of installation it will look for all partitions on your hard disks. When it finds your lacie highlight the partition and use the option to delete partition. Repeat this for any other partitions you wish to remove. Now you can use the format option and install windows as normal. Cheers from Scott please dont forget to vote

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My emachines will not install windows xp, so i tried to install another windows perfessional and it said the disk has exceeded its limet.


Hi,
Pop the disk in the drive and set off your install.
When the setup gets to the part where it asks you where you would like to install XP you will need to delete the C drive partition, format the partition and install XP.
XP from a clean install only takes 3GB of hard drive space, so unless you are trying to install XP on a drive which is only 2GB then you have no chance until you get a bigger capacity hard drive.

The information will be there at the beginning of setup telling you how many partitions you have (if any) and how big the drive is.

Remember that you need to delete the partitions that holds the older operating system as all the information is still on the drive, deleting the partition will permanently delete the information.

Regards.

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Hi Michael,
Its possible to reformat your hard drive by using a DOS boot floppy disk or CD. You can create this disk on another pc then boot your pc from this disk. It will boot your pc to a DOS prompt, usually "C:>" from there you can create partitions, delete partitions and format the hard drive. The command for creating partitions is FDISK.exe. Make sure your boot disk has the FDISK.exe command on it.
Let me know if you require any further assistance regarding this.
Best wishes,
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