Toshiba® Satellite Pro U500 Format
There is no doubt that Toshiba Satellite Pro® U500 is a notebook to envy. However, as the user continues using the laptop, they may be affected by malicious programs that may corrupt data in the PC and you may want to get rid of this. Also, user may want to totally erase the content of the hard disk and do a fresh installation of the operating system and other applications. For this you need to format your Toshiba Satellite Pro U500 notebook.
- When to format the notebook?
- Problems with formatting the notebook
- How to avoid formatting the notebook
When to format the notebook?
The most common reason that causes formatting of the hard disk is virus infection. These are malicious programs that infect the notebook and corrupt user files in addition to system files. Once a notebook has been infected by a virus, the antivirus application may be inhibited from downloading necessary update to cure the infection leaving the user with only formatting the hard disk to totally clear the virus. Other than virus infection, one may want to install a different operating system other than the pre-installed Windows Â 7. Microsoft is the only operating system that allows a hand in hand additional operating system of its own version. Other developers have coded their software not to allow for multiple operating system installation. In such a case where one wants a different operating system, they will have to format the hard disk and install a new one.
Problems with formatting the notebook
The first issue will be that all the manufacture’s default settings will be lost. These settings are meant to provide a smooth interaction between the operating system and the peripheral hardware and controllers installed in the notebook. Other applications i.e. Microsoft Office will also be lost in addition to the user’s files and data saved in the computer. Frequent formatting of the hard disk also shortens the life span of the hard disk which can then crash anytime.
The user can make use of the system restore application tool available in the Windows operating system to go or revert back to a last known safe point before the system files were corrupted or changed. In cases where there are virus infections i.e. spyware, Trojans and malwares that are not recognizable by the antivirus software, the user can use a removal tool, which specializes in detecting and removing existing malwares not detectable by the antivirus tool. In cases where one wants to install multiple operating systems, they can use a portioning software tool to create extra partition in the hard disk and install the additional operating system in the new partition.