How to Format a Western Digital Hard Drive

Western Digital is a computer hardware company that produces a wide range of equipment, including hard drives. These hard drives are both internally and externally installed but if you want to remove all data stored in the drive the format method is the same. However, when formatting the “C:” computer drive, the process is different as you cannot format the disk with the operating system running. Things You’ll Need
Windows Installation CD
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Secondary Drive Format
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Back up all information from the current hard drive to a second hard drive. When Western Digital hard drive is formatted, all current data will be removed from the computer.
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Connect the Western Digital hard drive to the computer (if it is an external device) and power the product on.
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Click “Start”, “(My) Computer” and right-click the Western Digital hard drive icon. Choose “Format” from the dropdown window and the format application loads onto the screen.
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Click “OK” and the computer formats the Western Digital hard drive. Depending on the size of the hard drive, the formatting process may take a few minutes to complete
Format C: . Drive
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Back up all information from current hard drive to a second hard drive. When Western Digital hard drive is formatted, all current data will be removed from the computer.
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Turn on the computer . Insert the Windows installation CD into your computer’s disc drive.
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Shut down the computer and wait for the system to shut down. Turn the computer back on and press either “F2” or “F8” (depending on which computer you are using) . This loads the Windows startup screen. Choose “Boot from CD”.
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Select the option ” Reformat ” and follow the instructions of the re -format wizard to completely format the disk. This leads directly to installing the operating system back to the computer.

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