I have a Emachine T5212 and im trying to reformat my hard drive but my internal dvd drive is not recognized.I brought an external dvd drive,but everytime i try to erase my hard drive it tries to load from...
First you need to have media ready to install once format is compelte.
You can not format a drive you are currently using an operating system unless you run the operating system setup disc in which case you would be booting and running from cd once you start reloading you main drive.
So if you are loading windows .
Review steps below if when you boot you do not have option to select boot device
Boot you laptop / pc and get into the BIOS
<normally f2 or f8 , f12 depending on system.>
Change the BOOT order to cdrom as primary \ you may see the device as USB CD/DVD rom with the actual name of brand there.
Save and exit
Have operating system in cd/dvd rom attached to device
Once it starts to load you will see BRIEFLY in the upper left corner PRESS ANY KEY TO LOAD FROM CD ROM or something similar... stop reading this and press a key ........
From there it should prompt you for setting up a new os, I prefer linux myself but in windows or linux in the setup process you have the option of just loading the operating systems or DELETING THE PARTITIONS and FORMATTING the drive, therefore wiping i .
NOTE: THIS IS NOT WIPING YOUR DATA, if you are trying to hide something, wipe from your drive past **** you never wanna share with anyone again..... repost under how do i wipe my hard drive clean .. its a completely different story .. not hard but different.
Jul 24, 2011 |