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There is more than one way to format a Hard Drive, but here is just one: With a Windows XP CD ROM, boot to the CD (You might have to change the "Boot Order" in your BIOS if you don't get the screen "Press any key to boot to this CD...." on cold boot/reboot with the CD in the CD tray). After booting to the CD, it will start checking your system and installing files and then eventually take you to a Installation/Partition screen, you'll be able to delete and re create partitions and Format your hard drive after re partitioning. Also choose "NTFS normal" and not "NTFS Quick" if you want a thorough formatting of your hard drive to occur.
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Oct 08, 2013 | Electronics - Others
Turn your computer on and plug the external hard drive into the computer.
Open "Computer Management" by clicking "Start," "Control Panel," "System and Security," "Administrative Tools" and "Computer Management."
Click "Disk Management" in the left pane under "Storage."
Locate your external drive from the list of hard drives connected or installed on your computer.
Right-click the drive and select "Format."
Select a file format from the drop-down menu. Choose "NTFS" if you will be using the external hard drive with a computer that uses Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP.
If you will be using the hard drive with an older version of Windows, select "FAT32."
This is a much less common format.
Click "OK" twice and your external drive is formatted. Once the drive is formatted, it is properly set up to be used with your computer.
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you have to format your hard drive using a third party disc to erase everything on your hard drive
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd,press escape then press f10 to save to
cmos to restart
note this will erase you operating system you will have to have an operating system disk to load it onto you hard drive or create a partition to load another operating system
(note after you have loaded the operating system you must go back and change the first boot device to your hard drive)
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Start up a computer with
Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7. Insert the SD card into an external memory
card reader or into the computer's built in card reader. If it the first time a
SD card has been inserted into the computer, Windows will recognize the SD card
and automatically install drivers to read the memory card.
Go to the computer
view by clicking on the windows start menu icon in the bottom right corner of
the computer. In Windows 7 and Vista click "Computer". In Windows XP
click "My Computer"
Right click on the
SD drive under the computer heading. A dialog box with different options for
the drive will appear. Click on "Format" to bring up the formatting
Select the type of
formatting (also known as file system format). In Windows XP or Vista there are
several choices including FAT, FAT 32, and NTFS. In Windows 7 there is an added
choice called exFAT formatting. This is an improved FAT formatting type with improved
meta data capabilities. Choose the formatting type, name if the drive if
desired, check or uncheck the "quick format" option, and press the
"Start" button. When the SD card format is
complete Windows will provide a notification.
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