Advice 1: How to format if the disk is write-protected

A certain category of users sets the protection on the hard drives. It prevents against accidental deletion of important data from full formatted hard drive in certain ways.
How to format if the disk is write-protected
You will need
  • Windows 7 drive.
To bypass this protection there is no difficulty. First, when working in the DOS environment, this function generally turns off automatically. Secondly, there are special programs that let you format any hard drives. Thirdly, before formatting this feature can be disabled even in cases if it is not activated you.
The function of protecting files, folders and entire partitions of hard disks are actively used by the operating system Windows Seven. Sometimes there are situations in which you are unable to access their own files after reinstalling the OS. Most often this happens when you use a different user name.
In such cases it is necessary to change the owner of directory or hard disk partition. Click on "My computer" and navigate to the properties of the local disk you want to format. Go to the tab "Security". At the bottom of the window that appears, locate the "Advanced" button and click it.
Go to the tab "Owner" and click "Edit". Select the account that you are currently using, select the checkbox next to "Replace owner on containers and objects". Click "Apply". Wait until the operation completes. Note: for a successful change of ownership of the local disk, you must use an account that has administrator rights.
If you do not wish to change the owner of the partition, then format the disk using Windows 7 installation disc. Insert it into the drive and run the setup program.
Click "advanced restore options". Go to "Command prompt". Type the command Format D: where D is the letter of the partition you want to format. Restart the computer after the formatting process.

Advice 2: How to format hard drive when installing Windows 7

Each active user should have the skill of installing the operating system. Despite the fact that this process was slightly modified with the release of Windows Vista and Seven, there is nothing supernatural.
How to format hard drive when installing Windows 7
You will need
  • - Windows 7 installation disc.
Turn on the computer and open the drive tray. Install it the drive that contains the installation files of Windows Seven. Close the tray and restart the computer.
Press F8 to open the window to select a boot device. Specify the above-mentioned DVD-drive. Press any key to start setup.
Set the menu language. Continue with the installation process of Windows Seven. After some time a window will appear containing a list of existing partitions and hard drives. In comparison with the Windows installer XP, in this menu you can produce a huge setup disks and their partitions.
Click Disk Settings disk). Select the partition you want to erase and click "Format."
This menu allows you to delete the partitions on your hard drives and create a new one. If you require, for example, to divide hard disk into two partition, select it and click Remove.
Select that appears, named "Unpartitioned space" and click "Create". Enter the size of your local disk. Select the type of file system.
Repeat the sequence of actions described in the previous step to create another local disk.
Be very careful. When you format a partition during installation of the operating system Windows Seven it is impossible to change the type of the file system. If you need to perform this operation, select the desired partition and click "Delete".
That appears, select the unpartitioned space and click "Create". Specify the size only deleted the local disk and select a different file system type. Continue with the installation of the operating system Windows Seven on a suitable for this purpose section.
Useful advice
For the system partition is better to use the NTFS file system.

Advice 3: Why hard drive disconnects

Hard disk (hard drive) is the main storage device in the computer. Recording of data is performed on the magnetic coating of solid plates of aluminum, ceramics or glass.
Why hard drive disconnects

In the settings Windows has the option "power supply". Its importance can be seen in the "control Panel". By default, the hard disks off after 20 minutes of inactivity – this is done to optimize power consumption. In the tab "power Schemes" you can if you want to put the value "Never" for the option "turn Off hard disks".

The optimal mode of operation in which the hard disk directly accesses memory, called DMA (Direct Memory Access Direct memory access"). In PIO mode (Programmed Input/Output) memory access peripheral devices controlled by the processor. In this case, the Winchester is much slower and may disconnect.

In "device Manager" expand "IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers". Right-click on the channel to which you connected the problem hard disk. Choose "Properties" from the drop down menu and go to the tab "advanced settings". Set the value of the parameter "transfer Mode" is "DMA if possible".

Winchester may be switched off due to power problems. Perhaps your power supply produces low voltage. Try to replace it by another with higher performance.

Inspect the motherboard – the reason for disconnecting the hard drives may become swollen or leaking capacitors.

If during the appeal to the hard drive on sudden loss of power, the heads do not have time correctly to be positioned at the beginning of the tracks. Because of this there is damage to the disc surface. If there are a lot of bad sectors, the hard disk during operation spontaneously turned on.

Right-click on the icon of the hard drive and choose in the drop-down menu "Properties". In the tab "Tools" click on "validate" and check the boxes for the items "Automatically fix errors" and "scan for and attempt recovery bad sectors". To get started, click "Start", then "Yes". After reboot the system will start checking the hard drive.

Perhaps Winchester is switched off due to overheating. Install Everest on your computer and check the hard drive temperature. If it exceeds 50 degrees, increase forced cooling, for example, put additional fans.

Certain viruses can disable the winchesters. Scan your computer with reliable anti-virus program, such as Dr. Web CureIt! Before scanning, be sure to disconnect installed on the computer antivirus program.

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