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persius

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It's been a while since I needed to reformat so I'm here for a refresher.
My HD has the following partitions:
-C: (OS)
-D: (recovery)
-E: Data

I would like to reformat but to have my E: drives files remain where they are. Once reformatted to factory settings will that leave my E: alone? If I recall correctly, that is what should happen.


Thank you.
 

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TechnoMage

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If you use a program like EaseUS Partition Manager, you can reformat one partition at a time.
I do it all the time, by slaving the drive I'm working on, to my main PC, from where I run the Partition Manager.
All just in a days work.

:cool:
 

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TechnoMage

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OK, it's been a while. So I have to ask, "Did you ever get that C: drive (partition) re-formatted?

If you were local, I'd say, "bring it over here and I'll do it for you". I'm always set up for stuff like that. I do HD re-formats on my main PC all the time.
Usually it's a complete HD Wipe and Reformat, but sometimes it's just a single partition format.
External HD.JPG
I work with HD's, External, to my main PC, using extension cables. Here in this pic, I'm cloning one HD to another HD.
I do stuff like this so often, I don't even put the side panel on this PC. Very few PC shops have a setup as good as this. :)
Most of my work, like this, is done with "EaseUS Partition Master", run from the HD in my Main PC.

Cheers Mate!
TechnoMage :cool:
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Win-8.1/Pro/64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Made
    CPU
    AMD 8 Core
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte, Ultra Durable, GA-970A-DSP3
    Memory
    Crucial, 8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 5450 (2 GB)
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" LG
    Hard Drives
    Sandisk, SSD 120GB, 8TB Seagate backup drive
    PSU
    Antec Earthwatts, 650
    Case
    Pac-Man Case
    Keyboard
    HP Professional
    Mouse
    GearHead Wireless
    Internet Speed
    5 Meg
    Browser
    Firefox
    Other Info
    Using Classic Shell on Win-8.1 /pro/64

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