Format C: Drive in Windows® 7
Are you aware of the need to format C: drive in Windows 7 system and the tips to do so?
Disk formatting or formatting is the process of erasing data from the hard disk. For providing efficient storage mechanism, your hard disk may be divided into different logical units. They may be labeled as Local Disk C:, Local Disk D:, Local Disk E:, etc. Formatting can erase all the data easily from your system. But, it is not a good method for erasing data from hard disk because formatting may result in bad sectors in hard disk. So, you cannot read or write data to and from hard disk. You can format either entire hard disk or a particular logical disk. Also many methods are available to format the hard disk or any particular logical disk in Windows 7 system.
Given below are the need and tips to format C: drive in Windows 7 system:
- Need of formatting
- Simple method of formatting
- Formatting by using operating system installation CD
Need of formatting
The main reason for formatting C: drive is virus or malware infection. Also, if your operating system is corrupted, you need to format C: drive in which the operating system files are installed. Virus or malware may corrupt the data in the C: drive. If you are not removing that malicious software, then it may spread to all the data in the hard disk. Virus or malware software is able to corrupt the content of the files. Formatting is the best solution to remove both malware and malware infected file programs.
Simple method of formatting
In order to format C: drive, simply you need to open the 'My Computer' window. Then, you can see all drive names in your hard disk. After right clicking on the C: drive, you need to select the 'Format' option. Then, you can choose quick or regular formatting. You can use any option depending on your purpose.
If you have the installation CD for Windows 7, then you can easily format the C: drive. After inserting the installation CD for the Windows 7, you need to restart your system. During the system rebooting, you need to choose any key to boot from CD. Then, you need to correctly follow the installation instructions.
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