Get exclusive articles before everybody else. Co-authors: 8 Updated: Views:367,268 Quick Tips Related ArticlesHow to Format a Hard DriveHow to Install a Hard DriveHow to Add an Extra Hard DriveHow to Permanently Remove Files from Your Hard On the Command Prompt, type convert X: /fs:ntfs, where X is the drive letter of the drive to be converted, and then press Enter.

Click on Disk Management. This program will totally erase and format your hard disk, allowing for a clean install of a new OS, but the process cannot be undone, so be warned. (See also: Recover The process is much simpler than this long guide would have you believe, and once you've gotten the hang of it once or twice it'll be like riding a bike. If you have already written any data to the drive, back it up before proceeding to the next step.

Creating and formatting a new partition or volume: In the lower window pane on the right hand side, the unallocated space for the drive will be displayed. Published Date: May 6, 2016 Helpful?

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