Disk formatting in Windows® 7
Get to know more about the need to format disk in Windows 7
Windows 7 is for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, netbooks, tablet PCs, and media center computers. Windows 7 provides advanced features and benefits as compared to the previous OS editions, much friendly user interface and perfect interaction. Basically there are two types of file systems: the NTFS and the FAT 32 file system. The file system is a method of storing and organizing computer files and their data. It organizes the files into a database for storage, organization, manipulation, and retrieval by the computer's operating system. You will need to format the hard disk if you face any issues with the file system or if you want to switch between the file systems. You may also need to format your disk if you face any critical malware threats or if you want to delete all the data in your disk.
Here is information on Fat 32 and NTFS file systems and the need to format the disk in Windows 7:
- FAT 32 File System
- NTFS File System
- Ways to Ensure Complete Formatting
FAT 32 File System
The File Allocation Table is a computer file system architecture that is widely used on many computers, memory cards, and other flash devices. FAT file systems are also commonly found on floppy disks, flash memory cards, digital cameras, and many other portable devices because of their relative simplicity. File Allocation Table file system is supported by all versions of Microsoft Windows.
NTFS File System
NTFS type of file system was introduced with Windows NT operating system, and allowed ACL-based permission control, the hard links, multiple file streams, attribute indexing, quota tracking, sparse files, encryption, compression, and reparse points. The NTFS supersedes the FAT file system as the preferred file system for Windows OS. NTFS has several improvements over FAT and HPFS such as improved support for metadata and the use of advanced data structures to improve reliability, performance and disk space utilization, plus additional extensions such as security access control lists and also file system journaling.
Make sure that you click on the format option provided as you attempt to format your hard disk. Formatting process may take a few minutes depending on the efficiency of your computer. So you are advised to wait patiently. You need to wait till your OS formats your disk.
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