[Answer ID: 6106]

How to format the hard drive to NTFS format?

Created 02/03/2011 10:48  |   Updated 04/24/2014 05:33

There are two ways to format the hard drive.

 

Format the hard drive from Disk Management

Format the hard drive from My Computer

 

 

Format the hard drive from Disk Management

 

1.

Start the computer, then log in with the administrator account.

 

2.

Click [Start], then right-click [(My) Computer].

 

3.

Click [Computer Management (Manage)].

 

4.

Click [Disk Management] under "Storage".

 

5.

Check the drive assigned to the product.

 

Note:
A format deletes all data from a hard drive. Be careful!

 

6.

Right-click on the volume that you want to format, then click [Delete Volume].

 

7.

Click [Yes] if you are prompted the warning.

 

8.

Right-click an unallocated space on the hard drive, then click [New Simple Volume (New Partition)].

 

9.

In the Simple Volume Wizard, click [Next].

Or, click [Primary Partition] to select partition type, then click [Next].

 

10.

Specify the size of the volume in "Simple volume size" ("Partition size" or "Amount of disk space to use"), then click [Next].

 

Note:
If the size does not need to be changed, the partition is created at the default setting (maximum size).

 

11.

Click [Assign the following drive letter], specify the drive letter, and click [Next].

 

Note:
Unless you need to change to a specific setting, use the default settings.

 

12.

Click [Format the volume (partition) with the following settings], select [NTFS], configure the desired settings, and click [Next].

 

Note:
If the product does not have any partitions, do not check [Perform a quick format]. If a check mark is inserted, the formatting process may not be completed normally.

 

13.

Verify your settings, then click [Finish].

Formatting will begin. Process is displayed as a percentage.

 

Note:
To abort the format, right-click the partition, then click [Cancel Format].

 

14.

If the formatting process was completed, "Healthy" will be displayed in addition to the volume label and partition.

 

If the message "The request cannot be completed because the volume is open or in use" is displayed:
The partition was created, but the format didn't complete. Click [OK] to format the created partition as described below.

1. Right-click the created partition, then select [Format].
2. If necessary, set the volume label and file system and click [OK].
If [Perform a quick format] is checked, the format will be completed much quicker.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen.

 

 

 

Format the hard drive from My Computer

 

1.

Turn on the computer.

Connect the AC adapter to the USB hard drive and an outlet. Connect the USB cable to the computer and USB hard drive.

 

2.

Open [Computer (My Computer)], then double-click [HD-XXXX]*.

 

3.

Back up any important data.

 

4.

Open [Computer (My Computer)].

Right-click [HD-XXXX]*, then click [Format].

 

5.

Check [Quick Format] on the Format screen, then click [Start].

 

6.

When "All data on the drive will be erased by formatting." is displayed, click [OK].

 

7.

When "Format Complete" is displayed, click [OK].

 

8.

To make sure about the format type, right-click [HD-XXXX]*1 and click [Properties].

 

9.

Confirm that the format type is "NTFS".

 

 

* "XXXX" indicates the hard drive name in use.


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