Format hard disk on Windows® 7
How can the hard disk on Windows 7 be formatted?
Formatting can be explained as a method by which all data on a computer’s hard disk is removed, so that the data storage media can be made fresh again. Formatting a system is useful in case users do not wish to keep any track of the data. There are many situations that can lead you to format your system. Important system file missing, user wishing to sell the computer, registry issues difficult to fix, corruption of operating system and virus infections are some of the particular situations when you may want to format your machine. Your Windows 7 system can be thoroughly formatted to bring the system to a “brand new” state. When the system is been infected by a bad virus that cannot be removed by antivirus software, formatting shall help you to get rid of it.
The following are some of the things to be kept in mind when formatting the hard disk on your Windows 7 system:
- Presence of Windows 7 installation CD
- Backup of data
- Avoid frequent formatting
Presence of Windows 7 installation CD
Formatting of Windows 7 can remove the operating system from your hard disk. This means that the operating system needs to be reinstalled again. Before you can format your Windows 7 system, you need to ensure whether the installation CD of the operating system is present in hand.
Backup of data
Formatting would erase all data from the hard disk of your system. Hence before you format your Windows 7 system, you should keep a backup of all necessary and vital data on a separate media. It is advisable to back up all driver information too. This would be helpful when the users wish to reinstall the system with the same operating system.
The hard disk of your Windows 7 system is designed to last for many years. Still, hard disk of your Windows 7 system should never be subjected to repeat formatting. That process would decrease the life of the hard disk. You must try to avoid formatting the hard disk of your Windows 7 system for every small issue.
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