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What does it mean to reformat a computer?
Actually we usually speak of reformatting the hard drive on the computer. The computer's hard drive is the internal drive that has no removable media. On it will be stored the operating system (such as Windows or Unix), most of the applications (programs) you use, plus all kinds of data files. A hard drive is a disk (or set of disks) with a magnetizable coating on which a recording head can write information. Each kind of computer and operating system has its own way of formatting that information, but they all write in concentric circles, grouping the information into smaller blocks or sectors. Before data can be stored on a hard drive (or any magnetic disk, actually), it must be formatted. This process magnetically creates the writeable areas on the disk. To reformat the disk means to recreate these areas, refreshing the disk to a new state. A full format permanently erases everything on the disk as part of the process. A "quick format" may be available, which will not bother to erase everything but will just mark everything as erased, with pretty much the same result. (Custom programs may be able to recover some erased information, but only if it has not yet been overwritten.) Generally, when you reformat a hard drive--at least, the primary drive on the computer--you want to make it bootable, installing on it the components of the operating system that allow you to run your computer.
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100% yes. However, when you put your files back on your computer, you may reinfect yourself!
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If your computer shuts off by itself and you can't run any scans or reformat it what can you do to fix it?
Answer . \ntry to start it in safe mode by repeattedly tapping F8 while it boots up and you may be able to find the problem that way if it is a software issue but this will… not help a hardware problem like a bad power suply or prossesor overheating will also cause instant shutdown to protect the chip.
It depends on so many parameters. If you are going to use commercial software for hard disk editing it might take seconds to format/create/edit/delete and so on your hard dirv…es. If you are going to use format.exe from Microsoft it will take couple minutes for quick fomating and hours for full procedure.
You can not 'reformat' a CPU. The Central Processor Unit (CPU) of a computer is the heart of a PC that processes (like a huge bank of switches) the instructions and informatio…n passing through the computer. As such its configuration changes from microsecond to microsecond as you use the PC. The only things you can reformat in respect to a computer are its data storage devices (normally disks) and the process usually involves overwriting anything that was on the disk before and starting clean. Be warned, if you reformat your system disk you will lose your computers operating system and it wont work afterwards!
1. Power on the machine 2. At the white ACER BIOS screen, hold the "Alt" key and press the "F10" key simultaneously to startAcer eRecovery 3. Once eRecovery has loaded, click …"Restore to Factory Default Settings" 4. Click "OK" to continue 5. From here, the eRecovery process will update all the data on the C: drive and restore a fully functional factory image (approximately 10 minutes). 6. Once eRecovery has run, press "OK" to reboot unit
Computer literate means that you understand what you are doing on a computer. You are able to use computers :) Being computer competent means that you are excellent at doin…g stuff on the computer. You are excellent and quick at using computers.
To ensure any transient user settings and latent viruses are not transferred to the new user and reintroduced to the network.
Thankfully there are non that we know of in Windows.
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Prior to the 1940s, computers were humans paid to do computation. Usually they had mathematics degrees but spent all day calculating with manually operated desk calculators. …After the 1940s, computers were machines replacing the humans that used to do those jobs. However the best displaced human computers became the programmers of the machines.
The definition of computer is:Also called processor. an electronic device designed to accept data, perform prescribed mathematical and logical operations at high speed, …and display the results of these operations.
The most basic definition for computer is a machine for performing calculations automatically. There are many, many, types of computers though.
I'm thinking your question is How do you reformat a hard drive? If so you can do this lots of ways it mostly depends on what windows program you are running......but all of th…em if you boot from the CD you should be given that choice in setup or you can format from the c:/ in dos "c:/format then follow the on screen prompts.
Answer right click on the hard disk and click format