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How to format Hard drive/flash drive

This is a tip explaining step by step how to format your Hard drive. This is as easy as 1 - 2 -3, so lets get the ball rolling.

Firstly, you need to know that this method can also be used with Flash drives, MP3 players, basically any removable drive.

If the drive you would like to follow is a internal Hard drive, and you would like to format it to NTFS format, here is how we do it. Remember, that you will not be able to format your C(System) drive, because, then you will delete your operating system, hence, all other drives can be formatted.

Open "My Computer" and follow these steps:


The drive shown above is your C(System) drive, If you want to format this drive, you will need to do this when you attempt a clean install of windows.




Say you want to format your flash drive, insert the flash drive into your USB port, and open "My Computer". My flashdrive is Labeled Lexar(H)


Now just follow these steps.








Now you are done, the drive has been formatted. Remember, this also works on internal Hard drives, but not your system drive.

Hope you can find this helpful.

Please rate accordingly.

Kind regards
Andrea


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How to Replace Wheel Lug Nuts
(DIY Complexity: Easy / Time: 1.5 hours)

Parts:
1. Lug Nut


Tools:
1. Floor Jack
2. Jack Stand Set
3. Ball Peen Hammer
4. Tire Iron
5. Socket Set


Steps:
Step 1 Secure the vehicle on a solid level surface to ensure that it does not roll or lean when raised.
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Step 2 Break the lug nuts loose but do not remove. Using a floor jack, raise up the front of the vehicle.
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Step 3 Secure the vehicle with jack stands on both sides for safety before starting any work. Do not rely on the jack to hold the vehicle up while working.
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Step 5 Install the new lug nuts by hand making sure they thread properly.

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Step 7 Road test the vehicle to verify lug nut repair.


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