Solved Need help completely formatting a hard drive... Tags: Hard Drives Formatting Storage Last response: November 30, 2012 4:12 AM in Storage Share JonKearnz November 30, 2012 3:14:21 AM Hello there, So before I ask the question I thought I'd explain whats going on... First I recently finished buying the rest of the parts I need to replace my old mobo/cpu... I had an i3-550 rig with an unknown mobo from gateway-sx2851. I will be replacing them both with a EVGA P67 SLI Micro and a i7-2600k... I also repurchased windows 7 64bit. The question I have is: What do I need to do in order to completely erase everything on this hard drive, and be able to rein-stall windows 7 with the new parts? What is the easiest way? Thanks. More about : completely formatting hard drive Best solution unksol a b G Storage November 30, 2012 3:28:38 AM put the disk in the drive, boot off it, follow the directions, select the old partition to delete, then make a new one Share te100 a b G Storage November 30, 2012 3:32:13 AM just boot from dvd choose custom install and format reinstall thats about as easy as it gets. m 0 l Related resources Need help formatting hard drive please! - Forum Need help with formatting the Hard Drive - Forum I need help with my hard drive formatting! - Forum What's the best way to completely format a hard drive without causing damage? - Forum 3tb hard drive dosn't format completely - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer JonKearnz November 30, 2012 4:12:09 AM That's what I thought... I've done this before but only to change OS. Thanks for the help. m 0 l JonKearnz November 30, 2012 4:12:22 AM Best answer selected by JonKearnz. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedwhat is the best way to completely format my active hard drive Forum SolvedI had completely format my hard disk with all drive and install new os now how c Forum Formatted Hard Drive, Can't Reinstall OS Need help Forum SolvedHard Drive needs formatting after being plugged into the Smart TV Forum SolvedNeed help in shrinking drive without losing data or formatting Forum Will I need to re-install games on a secondary hard drive after formatting the OS drive? Forum How do i recover files from an external hard drive when it says it needs formatting Forum Need to wipe windows seven hard-drive completely and reinstall Forum SolvedHow do i get files off my external hard drive when it says it needs formatting Forum Hard drive will not format completely Forum Help needed to format hard drive Forum old hard drive in a new build does it need wiping and the formatting/partitioning when loaded with windows 7? Forum Need help with formating my new internal hard drive Forum How do i open the external hard drive when it says it needs formatting. Forum Completely re-format/re-partition hard drive Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !