Formatting hard drives

  Chrisso 17:17 17 Feb 2003

My son wants to format the hard drive on his computer so that he can clear away all the rubbish & start again.
Is this a good idea & how do you do it?

  Diemmess 17:28 17 Feb 2003

Admirable idea but a huge list of things to do first - to avoid tears later.

Have you a friend that you trust to guide him through it?

This forum regularly answers your question, but hopefully someone with give you a website which describes the whole process blow by blow.

Meanwhile can you describe the computer and the operating system?

  Belatucadrus 17:46 17 Feb 2003

click here for a previous posting. I am of the opinion that it is a good idea, but it is time consuming and you need to be sure that you have copies of all the relevant drivers and software to hand. Trying the dig them out mid format is guaranteed to drive anybody nuts.

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