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 te100 November 30, 2012 3:32:13 AM just boot from dvd choose custom install and format reinstall thats about as easy as it gets. Related resources Need help formatting hard drive please! - Forum How do i get files off my external hard drive when it says it needs formatting - Forum Help with external hard drive formatting - Forum Ubuntu hard drive formatting help - Forum Formatting Hard Drive - No Progress Shown - 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. JonKearnz November 30, 2012 4:12:22 AM Best answer selected by JonKearnz. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumBest way to completely wipe a hard drive to factory state? ForumHard Drive Capacity got cut in half after formatting ForumHow to fix a completely formatted hard drive ForumFormatting hard drive from bios ForumMy hard drive is " Completely Clean". I need a program for .. Forumclean install / formatting hard drive ForumFormatting my hard drive ForumRecovering data from hard disk after formatting ForumHard drive says it needs formatting ForumFormatted hard drive need files back? Forumclean install of XP Pro w/out formatting hard drive ForumI had completely format my hard disk with all drive and install new os now how c ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? ForumHELP ME WITH MY NEW SSD ForumBoot drive from a sata III controller card? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !