Hard Drive Formatting How To Guide


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to format a Hard Drive. These installation instructions have be made into 7 easy to follow printable steps. We have also created a video tutorial that shows you how to Format your Hard Drive.

Before you begin

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Format Hard Drive

Click the Start button.

Step 1

  • Click the Start button.
Right click Computer.

Step 2

  • Right click Computer.
Click on Manage.

Step 3

  • Click on Manage.
In the left pane, click Management.

Step 4

  • In the left pane, click Management.
Right click on the volume you want to format.

Step 5

  • Right click on the volume you want to format.
Click on Format.

Step 6

  • Click on Format.
To format with the default settings click OK, and then click OK again (Note: The Perform a quick format option will create a new file table.  It does not overwrite or erase the volume).

Step 7

  • To format with the default settings click OK, and then click OK again (Note: The Perform a quick format option will create a new file table. It does not overwrite or erase the volume).
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