How to format the Hard Disk with Windows® XP® operated PC
What are the guidelines to format a hard disk in PC with Windows XP?
By formatting the hard disk you will get sufficient space in your PC with Windows XP. Initially before the Operating System is being installed, you might create primary partition on the physical hard disk. You might use a hard disk format operation in order to create file system on this partition. You can call that partition as system partition. On hard disk you can also create a separate partition for the Operating System. You can call this partition which is made for Operating System as startup partition. While formatting a disk, the Operating System deletes all the information on the disk, checks the disk, identifies the damages and also creates internal address tables that can be used to locate information later. You need to format a disk before using it.
The following are the methods to format a hard disk in PC with Windows XP:
- Create partition
- Format the drive
- Things to be kept in mind
In order to format your hard disk in PC with Windows XP, first of all you need to create a partition. For that, you need to insert Windows XP installation CD, after that you need to decide the location to install Windows. Here you should delete old partitions and format drives. After deleting the old partition and formatting the drive, you need to decide the location where to install the Windows. You might get an screen displaying the minimum and maximum sizes of partition that you can create.
Format the drive
After creating the partition, next screen you get is a screen to format. You might get many options to format the disk, you can select NTFS. NTFS is a fast and more secure process. In order to choose the option, you can use arrow key. After choosing the proper option, every thing will be set and hard disk start formatting and Windows XP gets installed.
While formatting a hard disk on a in PC with Windows XP everything from the disk will be deleted. You need to provide proper backup of anything that you need to use later. When you are formatting and installing Windows XP, you need to ensure that you are having the discs for any applications or third party hardware you use. You will need to reinstall the programs and drivers after reinstalling Windows XP.
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