Windows® 7 Reformat Partition
Learn about the reasons for formatting a hard disk partition on Windows 7-based computer system.
The hard disk has different sections called partitions and each of the partition is given with a drive letter. The whole storage capacity of the hard disk is divided into different partitions. Hard disk is secondary storage device which has high capacity to store data. You could format each partition and store the OS in the active partition (C: drive). The installation of an incompatible hardware or software might result in the corruption or crash of your OS. The system failure might also occur due to the improper shut down of the system or power failure. You need to format your system if your system is infected with virus. Sometimes a good antivirus program might not be able to remove virus from your system. The users of Windows 7 operating system can use many online tools and system recovery options for removing the issues related with the OS and for eliminating viruses from the system. But theses tools too fail sometimes and thus, the users have to opt for reformatting the hard drive and reinstall the operating system.
Following points will give the users an idea about the reasons of reformatting the hard drive partition in Windows 7 based computer system:
- Remove registry errors
- Remove viruses
- Increase hard disk space
Remove registry errors
The registries are important part of your system with Windows 7 operating system. The registry contains all the important data that the CPU needs to drive your system and to perform all its operations. The corruption of the registry might cripple your machine and expose your personal information to others. Sometimes the use of a registry cleaner might not remove the error in the registry. Thus, you need to reformat your system for eliminating corrupted entries from your system.
The attack of viruses and malware in your system might result into various computer issues like freezing, crashing, blue screen of death error, black screen error etc. The presence of malicious programs in your system might result in the loss of data from your system. This might slow down the performance of your system. The presence of viruses might cause the wastage of the space of your hard disk. The process of formatting is the last option to get rid of the unwanted threats from your system.
The space of the hard disk gets increased by the process of formatting as this process deletes temporary files from the hard disk. Many unused files might get stored in your system by several ways. The files might be stored in the system before you buy it from some another user or by yourself unknowingly while computing on it. Formatting removes the unused files from the hard disk and increases its space.
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