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Reformatting: A Simple Technique to Fix your PC

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Although there are number of technique to repair a slow computer, users can simply reformat their system to fix the issue.

Nowadays, many users face the problem of slow computer. Though there are several measures that can be taken to fix a slow computer, many users think that reformatting the system is the only option to repair a slow PC. As a matter of fact, reformatting a system should be considered as a last option, when all other options fail to fix a slow computer. There are many factors, for instance, viruses, overheating or hard disk failure that can source a slow computer.

Before reformatting, users must ensure that, which operating system they are going to install. They must carry a research regarding all the operating systems to find out the best and the credible operating system, existing in the market.

Selecting an appropriate operating software also depends on the hardware. Before opting for an operating system, users must ensure that the OS they are buying is compatible with the processor and memory of their system.

Reformatting the system should be done to give it a new start. Reformatting should be done in case if the old data has harmed the computer beyond repair and users wish to save the machine itself. One can easily reformat a system on its own. However, a non-tech savvy person can ask for a professional’s help.

However, many computer manufacturers have made the task of reformatting easier by providing a restore disk, which makes it simple to format your computer and return it to its original state. Some computer manufactures provide a standard Microsoft Windows CD, whereas some provides nothing.

There are lots of preparations that are required at the users’ end, before reformatting a computer. However, the main preparation that is to be done is to backup the information on the system. Users must backup all their important data and software on CD’s or portable hard disks.

Mentioned below are the steps to reformat your computer:

1) Before reformatting the computer, users should first transfer all their files from Drive ‘C’ to Drive ‘D’ or to any other portable drives.

2) Once the file transfer is completed, users should insert the CD or DVD installer and restart their system.

3) After inserting the CD or DVD and rebooting the system, a windows bootable menu will appear on the computer screen.

4) Afterwards, users should select the drive Select in which they wish to install the new OS (generally the ‘C’ Drive).

5) Then users should select the option to reformat their ‘C’ drive first and after reformatting the ‘C’ drive, one more menu will appear on the computer screen.

6) Afterwards, the users just need to follow some simple instructional steps that appear on the computer screen and windows will start installing.

7) Users must keep in mind that during the installation process, their machine will restart many times. This is normal because windows will attempt copying some files to the drive.

8) Next, users should wait for around 30 to 60 minutes depending upon their machine.

9. Now, the Windows is installed, but the users should make sure that they first install all the drivers on their system.

10. And then finally, the system is ready to operate.

Though reformatting computer is not at all a difficult process, still many users often report that situation become even worse after reformatting the computer. Thus, users need to be alert and cautious while reformatting as even a petty mistake can damage their system.

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  1. At any sign of slowing down i do reformatting. It is not so often but for me it is most secure way to get everything right. If you distribute your data in a good way reinstalling operating system along with software can be done in 2 hours or even less, and you have practically new computer.

  2. Billy says:

    I’ve been defragging for years and i’ve never really had any issues except for the odd virus. Nowadays i use a fully automatic defragger that runs under low free space.

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