Formating Hard drive

Question

I don't know how to format the hard dirve. I have a nec recovery disk. I am going to try this because I am having serveral other problems with the pc. I need some step by step advice.

thanks

Cathy

Answer

This question was answered on March 1, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Formatting a hard drive is not as difficult as it sounds, if you are replacing an older hard drive - you will first need a boot disk (in your case a recovery disk works just fine), secondly you will need to install he hard drive into the computer, once this is done you will need to boot your computer with the recovery disk in the floppy drive When your computer oots uo from the recovery disk it should see your new hard drive and begin running a setup program and may ask you several questions before proceeding

(you may be asked for a CD - if one came with your system), once done the setup program should begin formatting and installing all the application that came with the system by default leaving your computerin the state it was when you forst purcheased the machine.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 1, 2004