Formatting Acer® Extensa
Acer Extensa is a highly advanced computer, but sometimes due to virus infection or some major damage to the system files we might be required to format the hard disk to restore the factory settings. Formatting is a critical process and should be done with great care and precaution. A user should know that after formatting, the data over the disk will be lost forever and it will be impossible to recover it.
- When to format the system?
- Frequent formatting of the laptop creates problems
- Take backup of important files
- Configure the system after formatting is done
When to format the system?
System formatting will lead to permanent data loss. System formatting is needed if your computer is not booting or if you plan to remove your current operating system. Formatting will also be required to remove a virus infection. You should not format the system for minor errors.
Frequent formatting of the laptop creates problems
Frequent formatting may create many problems like disk failure or loss of processor speed that drastically affects your system’s performance and stability. Always ensure that you format only when you have no other option to fix the problems in your laptop.
Take proper backups regularly over some safe location even if the system is performing well. If anyhow, you fail to do so and your system crashes then you will be in trouble. One way to fix this problem is to connect the hard disk with another system and see if you can take the backup. Moreover, people interested in installing some different version of operating system must ensure that they have proper device drivers for their intended operating system before formatting Acer Extensa.
If you plan to format the current operating system to install the same or a different version of the operating system, then you will need to reinstall the programs, restore the backup (if applicable), and install compatible device drivers, set up the network, configure settings and other related tasks.