You will need
  • - a Windows installation disc.
In that situation, when you need to format the partition the hard diskon which no operating system installed, use the standard utilities of the Windows operating system. Go to "My computer".
Just right click on the partition or the whole disk you want to format. Select "Formatting". Specify the cluster size of the future volume and type of the file system. Add a volume label, if necessary. Click "Start" to start the formatting process section.
If you need to format the system partition on the hard disk, the task is slightly more complicated. Remove the hard drive from the system unit. Connect this hard drive to another computer. Enable this PC.
Start the operating system. Go to "My computer". Repeat the algorithm described in the second step. Turn off the computer. Install the hard drive in the first PC.
If you do not have the ability to connect hard drive to another computer, then format the system partition during the installation of another operating system. Insert the disk containing the Windows installation files into a drive. Turn on the computer.
Start the process of installing a new operating system. When the installation process comes to select the partition hard disk, specify the local disk where the operating system is installed, to be deleted.
In the next window, select "Format to FAT32" or "NTFS". Install a new operating system on the selected partition.
Setup Windows Seven and Vista allows you to carefully adjust the status of hard drives. First, click the "configure disks" (Disk Settings) to display the menu of additional functions.
Select the hard disk drive or partition on which the operating system is installed. Click "Format". Select the partition to install the new operating system. Click "Install".