The easiest way to clear hard drive completely is to produce its formatting. This can be done directly from within Windows by going to My computer and selecting the drive right click. In the drop-down list, specify the command Formatting. By choosing the sizes of the clusters and the speed and depth of formatting, click OK. After some time, the operation will be completed, and the disk is cleared. However, if the hard diskfrom which you want to remove information, system, and, if necessary, to completely clean hard disk unrecoverable data, the described variant is not suitable.
To work with diskAMI on a deeper level, you will need program managers sections. For Example, Partition Logic, Partition Manager, BootIt Next Generation, Acronis Disk Director. It is best to use a special boot diskAMI with such programs. Booting from it (after putting in the BIOS to primary boot from CD-ROM), you will be able to format the system and any other mounted hard drive. Thus the data from them will be deleted.
If you need to completely clear a hard drive without recovery information, start Acronis Disk Director. In the window where you can see a list of installed drives and partitions on them, select the desired disk , right-click. In the drop-down menu, select the item "Delete data". In the window that appears, enter the settings for the delete operation, and click OK.
Advice 2 : How to format a PC
Sometimes there are situations in which we have to format the hard disk of the computer. Actions required for the implementation of this operation depend on whether or not the on the disk operating system.
You will need
- Partition Manager, a second computer, the disc Windows.
The surest and most reliable way to format completely the hard drive is to connect it to another computer. This method allows to perform any disk operations, including creating and modifying partitions.
Remove the hard drive from the system unit and connect it to the second computer. Turn on this PC and start the operating system. Click on "My computer". Just right click on any hard disk partition and select "Format". Select the file system of the future net section.
Repeat the steps with all the other local drives that you want to format. This method is not always convenient, because not everyone has the opportunity to use a second computer.
To format any hard disk partition while installing the operating system. Insert the disk drive that contains installation files of Windows Vista or Seven, and run it.
A few items on the touch screen window will appear containing a list of existing partitions. Click the "drive options" to display the menu of additional actions. Select the partition you want to format, and click "Delete" or "Format". In the first case, the section will no longer be active and the second will be cleared.
If you have at hand was not a Windows installation disc, then use the Partition Manager. Install and run it. Right click the mouse on the tab you want to format and select "Format". Specify the file system of the future purified of the disk.
Click "Apply". If this section is not installed an operating system that is currently being used, then the formatting process will take place without rebooting. If this partition is the system, the program will continue executing operations in MS-DOS mode.