Do you want to set a new hard drive? Do you wish to get rid of errors from the drives? Do you intend to eliminate the nasty virus? Do you feel like to wipe hard drive before you sell your computer? Most of the computer users will say "Yes"! When it comes to these questions, the first thing comes into your mind is to format drive. It is the simple way to solve all of the problems completely and clean the data quickly. Meanwhile, it can make a room for files and programs. Thus, it is necessary for computer users to learn how to deal with it.
Although this method can bring many benefits, you still need to take it into consideration before using it, because everything on the drives will be lost. So, please make sure you have backed up all the important files, data and programs. Yet, when the virus has led to extremely serious system damages, it seems impossible to do like that, but if you backed up before, it will be a piece of cake to recover them.
How to format drive?
Here, I highly recommend you a free partition manager — AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition. It is easy to handle, even for a novice. To some extent, it will give a big hand for many computer users. Only few clicks, the task can be finished. Now, let’s quickly come to the steps:
Step 1: Please download partition freeware firstly, and run it. You will see the whole disk information. Here, choose E: as an example. Right-click E: and select "Format Partition". Then, a window pops up. Select "OK" to go on. Actually, there are options for file system and cluster size, but the system will default these information. You’d better do not change them in case of bringing troubles afterwards.
Step 2: Click "Apply" and "Proceed" to commit the task.
This operation will delete all the information on the drive, so backup essential files and data in advance.
Because the file system of FAT32 only can be 4GB at most, it is wise to choose NTFS to format if you want to keep some files bigger than 4GB.
Apart from this feature, you can also use it to resize/move/merge/split partition, allocate free space, etc. To solve the partition problems, you can ask the free partition software for help.