Reformatting your hard drive is one last way to fix problems, if you face any of the following. Virus issues that are difficult to disinfect or heal. Most cases, users are installed with antivirus programs. When you don’t have one and get your computer infected with a malicious code, you may find it difficult to install a new anti-malware program to fix the prevailing issues. The virus program forbids you from carrying out any installations! Virus infections in your computer need to be addressed immediately or it may turn in to much severe problems.
A decrease in system performance might force you to reformat your hard drive. You may face a decreased system performance, installed Operating System going unstable, encounter frequent crash or hang issues. When you have any of these troubles, its good that you check fixing the malware issues first. Try installing an anti-malware program. That would be an easy thing to do. But, if you have any issues in performing such a fix, you may want to opt for a reformat. Operating System performance or crashes is not counted big when you are liable to security threats put on by the malware programs. You may end up losing your confidential data or other resources when the infections are spy-ware or Trojan. You might even compromise your banking, credit card details to spammers.
So we have a problem and it need to be fixed. It should be noted that you will want to take backup for your important data first. Find some media to transfer your files. Use a CD, DVD or a flash drive to copy the data which are important before your reformat.
Reformatting with Windows OS disk
First you can restart your computer and boot in to the BIOS and change the boot sequence to boot from hard disk option to boot from CD/DVD option. Next, you can insert the original Windows OS disk and exit the setup after saving the changes. Perform a restart and you can find your computer booting from the inserted Windows Operating System disk. Follow the instructions prompted by the Installation Wizard to reformat your hard drive and to preform a clean installation of the Operating System.
Reformatting using Computer Management
You may also chose to reformat your hard disk by making use of the Computer Management. For this you can launch the Computer Management by right-clicking the My Computer and then Manage. Now you need to select Storage option and select Disk Management (local) from the options. This will display the list of available partitions of the disk. You may chose to delete the partitions if you want or you can chose to reformat you hard drive simply with out that. Also chose the type of partition you want to deploy. FAT 32 and NTFS would be available. Its good stick to NTFS, it’s much superior and is the latest file system.