Windows® 7 Reformat
Are you aware of the reasons for Windows 7 reformat?
Windows 7 is capable of utilizing all system resources in an optimum manner and delivers high performance. Windows 7 is available in different editions both in 32 and 64 bit for different users. There are many advance tools and options that help users to easily recover computers from failure and these options make Windows 7 a stable operating system. Operating system crash, system failures, virus infection etc. are some common issues that occur on computers. You can use many system recovery options to recover the computer from system crashes and failures. There are many online virus scanner software programs available to get rid of the viruses. If all these options fail to recover the computer from failure, you can reformat the hard drive and reinstall Windows 7 and this would make the computer as it was bought newly from manufacturer.
Following are the consequences of reformatting the hard drive, tips to resolve issues without reformatting and instructions to reformat the operating system:
- Consequences of reformatting the hard drive
- Tips to resolve issues without reformatting
- Reformatting HDD and reinstalling the operating system
Consequences of reformatting the hard drive
You save lots of files and folders on your computer, download and install many applications, games and songs etc. on your hard drive. All these data would be erased when you reformat the hard drive. The reformatting process erases all stored data from your computer. After reformatting and reinstalling the operating system, you need to reconfigure your Internet, e-mail etc. and redo all customized settings. So, reformatting the hard drive should be the last step that you should take to fix the issue, only when all other troubleshooting steps fail. Make sure that you backup all important data to a secure location before you reformat the hard drive.
Tips to resolve issues without reformatting
You need to find the cause of the issue to easily fix them. Windows 7 has many error fixing tools like system restore, start up recovery, system file checker, Windows repair options etc. If an issue has occurred after installing an application or after making certain changes to the settings, you can run system restore and restore the computer to an earlier working stage. You can boot the computer from the Windows 7 bootable disc and select startup recovery if there are some startup issues. System file checker checks for damaged system files and repairs or replaces them. If you are not able to boot the computer in Normal Mode, you can tap the 'F8' key during the startup and select Safe Mode, which loads the computer with minimal services and programs. You should perform the troubleshooting steps in Safe Mode and then start the computer in Normal Mode. You can download and run online virus scanner programs to get rid of the viruses.
If all the attempts to fix issues fail, you can boot the computer from the bootable Windows 7 installation CD/DVD and follow the onscreen instructions. During the installation, you will be asked to select the drive on which you want to install Windows 7. After selecting the drive, reformat the drive. Then proceed with the onscreen instructions to complete the installation. Once the operating system is reloaded, you need to install all device drivers and application programs.
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