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Windows 7: how do i reformat the external hard drive

28 Nov 2009   #1

windows 7 Home premium 32 bit
how do i reformat the external hard drive

hi all

just a quick question. it's to do with this thread
Should i flash my bios to get rid of infection

how do i reformat the external hard drive

or what tools can i use

thank you in advance


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28 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)

Plug the hard drive in go into "Computer" and right click on the drive then click format.
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28 Nov 2009   #3

windows 7 Home premium 32 bit

thank you i will do that once i get the data off.
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