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How to format of computer

Tell me how to partition of computer and why use to format of computer
what us use to four drive
when i not partition of our coputer in four drive then what happen

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  • Robert Hinsman May 11, 2010

    Formating and partioning a Hard drive will wipe out any and all information. Much like erasing recording tape.

    Please be careful when attempting this procedure

    Partitioning a drive usually happens before the formating process. any drive can have up to 4 partitions.

    Only one partition can be designated as active (the boot partition) one of the 4 partitions can be designated as an extended DOS partition.

    When installing an Operation system ie: Windows (OS) The OS will bring you through this process.

    However, on the other hand if you have an additional drive installed and you want your PC to see it, depending on what Operating system you have, you must navigate to the "Disk Manager" via the computer manager in the controlsettings of the OS. to see if the drive is recognised by the OS.

    If it is, Right click on the drive and request a partitioning of that drive. Once the partition is complete, then request to format. this will configure the drive for the the file format ie FAT or NTFS. In most cases NTFS is the format you would select. Additionally, you'll be requested as to the type of drive Logical or extended.

    What you'll be doing with the system depends on how you Hard drive (HDD) will be partitioned out.

    Remember the boot or active partition is where your OS will be and will be seen first after the PC boots (starts) up.

    If you are using the system for home use, one partition is all you'll need. Lastly, you don't need 4 partitions on your PC unless you plan to use seperate drives for say... backups, or to consolidate files. a lot of info I know... but if you go with one partition that maybe all you need.

    Hope this helped.

    44hink

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40 gb hard disk is so less,
because of that your computer becoming slow..
but you can fix it in one way..
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