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Formatting my hard drive.

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April 1, 2013 2:34:15 AM

I want to format my PC but I have two hard drives. One of them is 320GB and the other one is 1TB both are internal hard drives. Any tips on how I should do it? If I format the 320GB hard drive will the same happen to the other hard drive?

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a b G Storage
April 1, 2013 2:45:25 AM

Formatting one drive will not affect the other unless you have an operating system on both of them, then formatting the boot drive might get you into a hassle if you are not sufficiently versed with computer maintenance.

Format is a very simple process. If you have Windows 7 Installation CD just boot up your PC while the CD is inside its ROM, then after going to the Windows Installation Screen Guide, you will find an option to format your drive.

Another way is, Use a Rescue CD that comes with a LIVE OS. I suggest:

Hope I have helped. Pick me as best answer please :D 
April 1, 2013 2:47:17 AM

OK first are you planning on reinstalling you operating system (OS) or is that installed on another drive? If you are not reinstalling your OS then from windows (assuming you are running windows operating system) click start (the windows icon in bottom left corner) then left click computer. Right click on the drive you wish to format then click the format option in the list. You will then either do a quick format (leave ticked) or full format (untick). This will wipe everything from the drive so make sure you back up anything you plan on keeping on another drive. Repeat above steps for other drives that DO NOT have your operating system installed.

EDIT Formatting one drive will not affect any others.

If you are reinstalling your OS then you will need your OS DVD/CD inserted set your PC in bios to boot from the DVD/CD drive first then boot your PC. You will have the option from the installation disc to Format any drives on your machine.

NOTE!!!!!! If you format any Drive on your machine then all the data on that drive will be deleted!!!
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April 1, 2013 8:55:47 PM

Thank you guys for your answers!