Linux reformat

By michaelsmb
Oct 1, 2011
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  1. title: linux software
    subject: reformat
    hi im ricky
    my laptop is acer 4743 and my software is linux i want to change in windows 7. how can i reformat the linux software. please help guyz...
  2. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,295   +44

  3. michaelsmb

    michaelsmb Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    i try to reformat. i put dvd for windows7 and then it will detect the program for windows 7.
    1. windows is loading files
    2.they appear the window 7 icon.
    3. they appear acer recovery management
    4. please select language in which to view the instruction.
    5. i select english
    6.i click continue
    7. 1.a.they appear select restore type: > completely restore system factory defaults:
    restore your pc to factory deafaults. all data c: drive will b deleted.
    1.b. restore operating system and retain user data.
    there is no option to click its only completely restore system factory default.
    8. then i click that.
    NOTICE:
    1.THIS ACTION WILL ERASE EXIXTING DATA ON C.
    2.THIS OPTION WILL RETURN YOUR COMPUTER TO FACTORY SETTINGS. ALL FILLES,SETTING,UPDATES AND SOFTWARE INSTALLED SINCE THE COMPUTER WAS FIRST USED WILL BE DELETED.
    3.WE RECCOMEND THIS RECOVERY IF YOUR COMPUTER IS INFECTED BY A PERSISTENT VIRUS OR MALWARE, OR IF OTHER RECOVERY OPTIONS FAIL.
    4.RECOVERY WILL REQUIRE PLENTY OF POWER. PLEAESE PLUG AC CORD.
    5. PLEASE DETACHED ALL EXTERNAL STORAGE DEVICE ATTACHED TO THE SYSTEM. E.G USB HARD DISK,FLASH DISK.
    9.THEY APPEAR PREVIOUS, NEXT, CANCEL
    THEN I CLICK NEXT
    10.A.RESTORE DESTINATION
    HARD DRIVE NAME: HITACHE HTS543232A7A383 DEVICE
    PARTITION LABEL
    PARTITION SIZE GB:
    11. I CLICK NEXT
    12THEY APPEAR NOTICE: THIS ACTION WILL ERASE EXIXTING DATA ON PARTITION LABEL.
    PRESS OK TO CONTINUE, OR PRESS CANCEL TO ABORT.
    13. I CLICK OK
    14. NOW COPYING ... 0 PERCENT
    TOTAL PROGRES... 0 PERCENT
    15. THEY APPEAR NOITCE:RESTORE FAILED-ERROR CODE 1005(THE VOLUME DOES NOT CONATIN A RECOGNIZED FILE SYSTEM. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT ALL REQUIRED FILE SYSTEM DRIVERS ARE LOADED AND THAT THE VOLUME IS NOT CORRUPTED.
    THEN I CLICK OK THEY RESTART THE PROGRAM.

    WHAT SHOULD I DO NOW. I INSTALL THE PROGRAM YOU GIVEN TO ME BUT I CANNOT INSTALL.
    PLEASE HELP ME GUYS... THANKS.
  4. Leeky

    Leeky TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +97

    Did you delete the recovery partition when you installed Linux over your original Windows 7 installation?

    Sounds like you did tbh.

    You'll be needing to use the restore discs you created when you got the laptop. If you never created them, you'll need to either get a new license/disc, or order backup discs from your laptop manufacturer.

    P.S. Please use lower-case. Typing in upper-case is considered "shouting".
  5. michaelsmb

    michaelsmb Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    when you give me the EAsus i try to install to my laptop it doesnt work it. thats why i cannot delete.. is it possible i remove my hard disk and put to my external hard disk and put to other laptop and i will reformat all the information in the hard disk and then i will be back again from the first.
  6. Leeky

    Leeky TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +97

    Whether Linux is installed or not makes no difference. Windows disk utility will see the physical hard disk, and while it won't understand your partitions, it will know they exist. Meaning you just remove them, and create a new partition for Windows.

    Your issue sounds like its due to having removed the recovery partition that the manufacturer created on the hard disk. Thats not the fault of Linux, its a user error by removing it.

    What backup media do you have?
  7. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,295   +44

    My reading is simply that the partition that Win 7 is trying to install into is still a linux partition. As I said at the start, delete that partition before trying the install ! All messages you have reported are entirely consistent with that theory. When I told you to use Easeus, you need to create a bootable CD with easeus partition manager on it.

    It appears Easeus now charge for a bootable version (fair enough, it must contain a licenced operating system), so here is a free one http://www.ptdd.com/manual2.htm

    Take the option to download Super Fdisk Bootable CD, which also contains a partition manager, which you must use to delete the existing linux partition. Why? your linux partition is probably a linux type, and Win7 needs NTFS to install upon, but a retail DVD will do that for you, it just needs empty (unpartitioned) space on the HDD to do it on.

    One other message you report might give you pause....it does not offer 'install' apparently, just restore to factory condition. This suggests to me you still also have a Win7 install partition, which the DVD apparently tries to use. It might still work if there is no partition (i.e. empty space), but if not, create an NTFS partition yourself in the empty space and try again.


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