First of all, move all valuable data from the laptop to another computer. After formatting they will be lost.
In advance choose a CD or a DVD build of the operating system or just the boot disk LiveCD that allow you to boot from CD-ROM to bypass the computer's hard disk. Write the image to a blank CD at low speed. Check whether it is read by drive of the laptop. Alternatively for this purpose you can pre-create a bootable USB flash drive.
Turn the laptop on and, if necessary, adjust the order of downloads. In the stationary computer the same action can be performed through the BIOS on the laptops by pressing the appropriate command key F1..12 when turned on. The first device to download choose CD-ROM or USB. Connect a bootable USB flash drive or insert the CD-ROM. Restart the notebook.
After determining the appropriate device will start downloading the interface from the removable media. You will appear before the eyes GUI. In it you will find easy access to drives laptop, which will now be able easily format. If you have a content of a bootable disk for formatting and other operations with hard drives, you can use specialized software with advanced features and user-friendly interface, for example, Acronis Disk Director, which is often found on a live CD-ROM. They can, for example, to partition the drive into multiple logical, or, conversely, to combine them.
When re-installing the operating system on a clean formatted disk, do not forget that drivers for some devices, e.g. graphics cards, may have to find and install separately because not all of packs programs are suitable for laptops.
Advice 2: How to format through the BIOS
When using the computer may have different situations. One of them is formatting the hard drive, which is through the BIOS. Many believe that this process is impossible, but it isn't. To format the hard disk through the system BIOS, you need to do certain operations.
You will need
- Personal computer
Formatting through the BIOS carried out in the presence of a floppy disk. Take this and insert it into the drive. Open "control Panel" via "start" and select "add or remove programs and Windows components". Before you open the window. Click on the tab "Bootable disc" and click "Create". Then you will receive instructions on the screen. The drive to create is not difficult, just follow on all points. Then turn off the computer. Insert the bootable diskette in drive a and turn on the computer. If in Woe is booting from a hard disk, or compact disk, not from floppy disk, first install booting from floppy disk.
To do this, at the beginning of the boot when enabled, press the "Del" button. After entering in Bios, look for the item in the menu "Advanced BIOS Features" and enter it. In point "First Boot Device" by pressing "PgDn" will set the value to "Floppy". By pressing the key "Esc" to close the menu. Press "F10" to exit the BIOS. Confirm together with save the changed settings by pressing the key "Enter". Now when you turn on the computer, if the drive is bootable floppy, the computer will begin to boot not from the hard disk and floppy disk.
On the screen a menu will appear. Using the cursor key, select No. 2. Start computer with CD-Rom Support. To confirm the download, click "Enter". Wait a couple of seconds. When the download is finished, the bottom of the screen will flash a command prompt "A:\^". Enter on the keyboard: the command "Format C:" and press again "Enter". After a warning appears about possible removal of all files when you format, press "Enter".
May be another option. If the drive is new, after loading a message appears: "hard disks are not detected on the computer". Then start typing the command "Fdisk" and press "Enter". Begin the process of partitioning into sectors. Create a boot partition MS DOS. After reboot do the formatting. After that the HDD is ready to work, namely to install the operating system. If instead of a floppy disk is a bootable CD, then log on again in the BIOS, which is described above. In the line "First Boot Device" insert the value "CD-Rom". After boot follow the message that will appear on the screen. Or select NTFS or Fat32. NTFS is a newer file system.