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post #11 of 14
Don't format it! Just delete the partition then change from MBR to GPT and back to MBR (or keep it to GPT) to clear and reset it then partition it and format it.
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post #12 of 14
i think them windows files are just updates that windows has downloaded and decided to save it on your hdd before it installed them i generally delete them because it saves quite a few gbs

normally they are located C:\\Windows\\SoftwareDistribution\\Download
 
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post #13 of 14
Try this and see what you get.
Hdderase:
http://cmrr.ucsd.edu/people/Hughes/HDDEraseWeb.zip

Burn it to a cd, unless you have a jump drive that is bootable and run it.
post #14 of 14
Use a Linux LiveCD to reformat it. Also be sure to rewrite the MBR just in case.
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