Formatting hard drives is usually done when you need to completely clear all the information stored on them.
Format all drives? A great way to get rid of viruses and from files that are clogged? a computer.
Before formatting, it is desirable to createBackup copies of important files and folders. To do this, they must be copied to any portable storage medium (flash card, CD-ROM, portable hard disk, etc.).
Then you need to go to the directory? My computer? And select the disk that you want to format.
Right-click on the name of the disk and click on the list of actions. In it it is necessary to select a line? Format?.
The "Format" dialog box appears. The top line displays information about the capacity of the disk. The following shows the source file system of the disk. You can specify a different file system under which the disk is formatted. Then comes the line? The size of the cluster ?. Cluster? This is the minimum size on disk for storing one file. The cluster size is set by the system automatically, but it is also possible to change it at your own discretion. Below is the size of the cluster? Is the line labeled? Is the name of the disc, which can also be changed to its own (usually the name given by the manufacturer).
Before formatting, you can choose a formatting method. In the? Format? Window? On laptops to choose from, there are usually two active methods of formatting:
- Fast (clearing the table of contents). With this formatting method, only the file system tables are cleared, the physical data remains-
- Use compression. Allows you to compress files on the hard drive during formatting.
When all the necessary parameters have been set,Click on the button "Begin". A window will appear with a warning that the formatting will delete all files on the selected disk. To start the formatting process, you must click the? OK? Button to cancel? Button? Cancel ?.