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I bought a phillips portable hard disk drive and i need to format it for my Samsung tv. Can this be done.

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All disks can be formatted or Erased, what you need is the Software to do it. I found Acronis to be the best software for this job, you just insert the disk and follow the instructions. But be careful, once formatted you can not retrieve any info back, and it also formats your Boot to where you have no system at all installed. You will then have to insert a system disk of your choice and install it to your new clean drive. Good Luck.

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Dell has not published the procedures for installing an additional SATA hard drive, the Inspiron 3847 has a second 3.5" bay, for the second hard drive next to the primary hard drive, there should be a set of rails located in the bay, two 6-32X1/4, phillips head screws are needed, to attach the rails.
The procedures on pages 26 to 28 of the owners manual should give you an idea of what is required for the installation.
http://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products-Infodev/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_inspiron_desktop/inspiron-3847-desktop_Owner%27s%20Manual_en-us.pdf
You will need a SATA data cable there should be a spare SATA power connector inside the case.

After installing the drive enter the system setup and check that the hard drive is 'enabled' [on] and recognized.
For Windows to recognize the second hard drive, it must be partitioned and formatted.

Go to Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management, Storage, Disk Management, right click new drive, select format, then you can assign a drive letter.

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what is hard disk? hardisk is an internal storage device by which we can store the data and also get back the data when we needed. hardisk is like a grama phone. you can create a partition on it also. so here are some tips how to format your hard disk. 1) plug in your hardisk by a external cable and wait for while to install the drivers . and then just double click on my computer and right click on the drive letter which you want to format and then hit format. now you have a option there select ntfs and defail and you have one more option called perfome quick format . if you click on this the formating will done quickly . and then start. done. <br /> 2) right click on my computer goto manage goto disk management and there you can see the drive letter just right click on it and format it . you can also remove the partion or create partion from there. <br /> 3) insert the xp boot disk and follow the instrucktion and after that you will get an option to select drive . just click on it and hit format . you have two types of formating ( quick) and full. <br /> 4) insert the win98 boot disk or insert hiren's boot disk and then go to dos ( for hiren boot disk only) after you completly boot from cd rom then you have an A:\ drive . this is called RAM drive. just write the command FDISK and hit enter and then Y and hit enter and then 4 to display partion. you can create a new partion from here also. after making any kind of changes you have to restart the pc . after restarting A:\ will appear. write down the command FORMAT C:\ and hit enter and Y thats it. <br /> there are many ways to format your drives. there are lots software also available in the market to format it. but the best way is 4) because it do the slow formating and also recover the allocation unit.

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I want to know how can i start my computer over like when i first bought it


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To set you computer back to factory fresh settings you will need to format the hard drive and reinstall the operatins system and the drivers.
You will need to have the CD's that either you made when you got your computer or if your lucky you got the CD's that the factory furnished with the computer at the time you bought it.
1...Format the hard drive:
You do this by double left clicking on "My Computer",then double left click the main drive (normally C drive).
When the window pops open, you will choose "Format"
Keep in mind that once you format your hard drive you will loose all your files,programs,pictures,etc that you installed since the computer was new. So make your back up on a portable hard drive,thumb drive,etc.
2. Once the formatting of the hard drive is complete you will need to reinstall the operating system along with the drivers.
Insert Disk one into the CD/DVD and start reinstalling your operating system
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To format any extended or external hard disk

Right Click the drive (example D:\ )and select the FORMAT Options

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Click START to Format the Hard Drive. The time to format depends on size and the condition of the Hard Disk.

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When I try to back up my computer files for Windows Vista using a Toshiba 320GB capacity portable external hard drive I receive the message that I need a ntfs drive. Can my external drive be converted to...


Yes, it can:
Before you begin, connect your external hard drive.
To format the drive with NTFS
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Log on to your computer as an administrator.
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Click on the Vista Orb right-click Computer, and then click Manage.
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Under Storage, click Disk Management.
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If the Initialize and Convert Disk Wizard appears, click Next. If the wizard does not appear, skip to step 8.

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On the Select Disks to Initialize page, click Next.
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On the Select Disks to Convert page, click Next.

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On the Completing the Initialize and Convert Disk Wizard page, click Finish.

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Right-click your external drive (which will probably be drive E or drive F), and then click Format.
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In the Format dialog box, type a name for your external hard drive, such as Backup Drive. Then, click OK.

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Click OK again.

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