Formatting a hard drive is usually performed when it is necessary to completely clean all the information stored on them.
Format all drives? a great way to get rid of the virus and on the files? clogged? a computer.
Before you proceed, it is desirable to create aback up important files and folders. To do this, they must be copied to any portable media (flash card, CD-ROM, a portable hard disk, etc.).
After it is necessary to go to the directory? My Computer? and select the drive you want to format.
Right-clicking on the name of the disc, displays a list of actions. It is necessary to select the line? ?? Format.
A dialog box appears? format ?. The top line displays information about the disk capacity. The following shows the original file system disk. You can specify a different file system, under which the disk is formatted. Then comes the line? The cluster size ?. Cluster? this is the minimum amount of disk space for storing a single file. The cluster size is set automatically by the system, but also have the opportunity to change it on your own. Here? Cluster Size? is a line? Volume Label? - Is the name of the disc, which can also be changed to their (usually the name given by the manufacturer).
Before formatting, you can choose the method of formatting. In the? Format? on laptops to choose from are usually represented 2 active formatting method:
- Fast (clearing the table of contents). only file system table is cleared when this formatting method, the physical data with ostayutsya-
- Use compression. It allows you to compress files on the hard disk in the process of formatting.
When all the necessary parameters are set, you need toclick on the button? Start ?. A window appears with a warning that formatting will erase all files on the selected drive. To start the formatting process, press the button? OK ?, to cancel? button? Cancel ?.