formatting disks

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drive/disk formatting
Windows 7
what are the basic formatting instructions for formatting a hard drive

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windows 7, WD hard drive

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Here are two links that should help you learn how to format a hard drive on Windows 7 – http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows7/ht/format-hard-drive-windows-7.htm and http://www.top-windows-tutorials.com/format-hard-drive.html. The first link shows step by step directions and the second is a video tutorial.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    According to ur Q, there r 2 queries may arise..... r u trying to format a HDD that already has an OS & other imp data and u will want to format other partitions / extra space of the same HDD OR this is really brand new HDD that just u insert in a PC and try to format & install Wind7 !!. OR even u try to insert 2nd HDD into ur already installed OS, this infos r necessary. Cause the mode / parameter of format can change according to the above situations. This is not clear from ur Q. Though u can see this MS Ref
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  • Clairienz
    what happens when you format a hard drive .Formatting is just the way in which a hard drive is prepared for use. Its file system is structured to receive data and is either set to default NTFS if you`re using Windows XP or FAT32 if you`re using other operating systems. heres a link that may help you solve your problem. http://www.techyv.com/search/node/formatting%20usb%20drive%20flash
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