Warning! ! A format is perhaps not necessary. It is a lengthy operation, which will erase everything that is on your hard drive.
is an additional disk formatting, one has only to open the context menu of this disc in the top management readers in this menu you will find "Format disk" followed by one or more windows asking you to specify formatting options.
If formatting the primary drive: The formatting is done when installation of the OS, Start your computer by putting the installation CD for your operating system in the drive. A page opens asking you what partition you want to install the OS, which prompts you before formatting.