How to format my hard drive in dos
Most computer recovery disks will perform the formatting for you. (This depends on the Manufacturer and Model though...)
If you put the recovery disk into the computer CD/DVD Drive and restart the computer - to boot to the disk, it should launch the recovery process and warn you that the hard drive will be erased and all data will be lost. This warning step is the recovery disks way of informing you that it will format the drive.
To boot to the CD/DVD you will need to tell the computer to do that. When the computer first turns on, you should see a brief message at the very beginning of the boot up process. The message will say something like: "Press Del for Boot Device" or "Press F12 for Boot Menu" or something of this sort. If your recovery disk is in the drive and you can get to the boot menu by pressing the key the computer prompts you to press, then you should be able to start up with that recovery disk.
Allowing the recovery disk to run through it's full process should format the hard drive and set your computer straight.
Make sure to run all of your updates once the recovery is complete and also make sure to install and update a good anti-virus software of some sort.
Nov 19, 2011 |
Computers & Internet