Formatting Windows® 7
Learn more about the reasons for formatting Windows 7.
The process of formatting makes the hard drive of your system eligible for reading and writing. The operating system erases all the information on the disk when you erase the hard drive. It also makes sure that all the sectors in the hard drive are reliable. It is important to backup all the data in your system before the process of formatting because formatting might cause the deletion of the information from your system. Thus, before the format process you need to save the copy of the information in your hard disk or in a CD or any other removable media device. This process is important to ensure the proper working of your system. The users need not to use any special tool for formatting, the only thing needed is time. Sometimes hard drive of your system might get corrupted due to the updating and upgrading. Thus, it is good to format it.
Following are the common reasons of formatting your Windows 7 operating system and tips to fix the issues:
- Use antivirus program
- Restore system
- Repair Windows
Use antivirus program
You need to use antivirus program for removing viruses from your system. The antivirus software should be updated regularly to remove the recently developed threats. The virus authors keep on creating new viruses for attacking your system. The outdated antivirus programs might not defend them. You need to update your antivirus software frequently to get latest virus definition. Also, the antivirus software need to be compatible with the operating system installed on your system.
By restoring your system you can undo the changes in the system without affecting other files in your system. This process might restore your system to a previous working state. Performing restoration in Windows 7 is a simple and secure process. During this process the newly installed applications might be deleted from your system. If the system is corrupted due to the installation of new hardware, then also this issue might be solved by the process of restoring.
Repairing of Windows allows the Windows operating system to load properly if there are critical driver, software or registry related issues. The process of repairing or reinstalling of Windows might solve the issues in your system. The Windows repair might solve the problem due to the failure of hardware. You need to boot from a CD which is compatible with Windows 7 operating system. You might be asked to press any key to boot from CD before the Windows logo appears.
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