You will need
- - Partition Manager.
Turn on the computer and hold the Delete key. After opening BIOS menu, highlight ' Use Default Settings and press Enter. Now click Save & Exit. It is necessary to save the changes and exit the BIOS menu.
To format a hard drive in several ways. If you have the ability to connect the hard drive to another computer, then follow this step. Turn on this PC and wait for loading the operating system. Click on "My computer" by pressing simultaneously the keys and Win E. you Click with the right mouse button on the tab of the hard drive you want to format.
Click "Format" and click "Start". Repeat this procedure for any other partitions on your hard drive. If you do not have the ability to connect the hard drive to another computer, the install program Partition Manager. She'll need to format the system partition of the hard disk, because this procedure cannot be performed from Windows.
Restart the computer and run the Partition Manager. Open the menu and select "Format the partition". Click "Next" in the opened menu. Select the hard disk partition that you want to clean. Click "Next". Specify the file system type of the future section. Assign it drive letter and label if required. Click "Next" and "finish".
Click the "Change", located on the toolbar. Click "Apply changes". After some time a window will appear, containing a proposal to restart the computer and continue the operation in DOS mode. Click "Restart now". After some time, the computer's hard drive will be completely formatted.
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.
Advice 3: How to format disk from DOS
To format the hard disk must be approached with great responsibility. It is especially important to be extremely careful when talking about formatting the system partition of the hard disk.
You will need
- - a Windows installation disc.
To format the hard disk in MS-DOS mode there are several proven methods. First, it can be done in the process of installing the operating system. Start to learn how to format local disk during installation of Windows XP.
Run the setup program of the operating system. When the program menu displays a list of existing hard disks and partitions, select the partition you want to format.
Specify the file system format of the future section. Press the Enter key. In the next window, press F to confirm the selected action. Complete the process of installing the OS.
If you have a installation disk Windows Vista or Seven, then format the drive or partition it will be even easier. When the installation process comes to the choice of disk or partition, click "configure drive".
If you need to leave the current file system on the partition, select it and click "Format." If you need more details to customize the parameters of future volumes, then select it and click Remove. Now click "Create". Specify the size and file system format of the future volume.
Now we will learn how to format the partition using the command line. To access it you can use a boot floppy or disk. To create such a disk, use the following algorithm. Click "System and security" located in the control panel. Go to the menu "Backup and restore".
In the left column select "Create a system repair disc". Insert a blank DVD in the drive and click Create disk.
Then restart the computer. Press F8 and select the DVD drive. When the screen displays the advanced restore options, click Command prompt.
Enter the command Format C: /NTFS to format the drive With NTFS file system.