Format in Lenovo® Thinkpad® X301
What is the need of formatting in Lenovo Thinkpad X301? What are its consequences?
The Lenovo ThinkPad X301 was built for power amongst business class laptops. The Lenovo ThinkPad X301 is one of the thinnest laptops in the Lenovo series. The system comes with the latest features and is powered by the 1.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor. The system comes with an internal cache memory of 3 Megabytes. The system comes preloaded with the Windows Vista or the Windows XP Operating System which is given as a choice. The memory of the system can be expanded to 4 Gigabytes for the 64 bit Operating System. The system is integrated and powered with the help of the Intel GMA card. Formatting the solid state hard drive on the Lenovo ThinkPad X301 may result in a total erasure of that data and information that is stored on the hard disk.
The need for formatting the Lenovo ThinkPad X301 and the consequences of formatting the hard disk are described in the passage below.
- Reinstalling the Operating System
- Reformatting and changing the file system
- Removing of malware and spyware infections
Reinstalling the Operating System
The hard disk is used to store the system data as well as the other software and other data. In the case of a crash of the Operating System you may not be able to recover the Operating System. When the system reaches such a critical point then you need to format the hard disk and reinstall the Operating System. This can be done either with the recoverable media provided by Lenovo or by the system itself. Faults such as damage done to the Windows Registry files or the malware infection can cause this.
Reformatting and changing the file system
The hard disk on the system can be formatted in order to change the type of the file storage that is done on the system. This may be the FAT16/FAT32 or the NTFS file system. In case you need more security for storing the data, that is to be stored on the system you can reformat the hard drive to allow the system to run on the NTFS file system.
There are certain malware or spyware on the system that makes the system susceptible to greater attacks. This might not be removed by the use of antivirus and anti-spyware on the system. Thus over time the speed and performance of the system may slowly degrade; repairing the Operating System cannot help. When this happens the best solution is to format the hard disk of the system and start the system fresh with all the files and Operating System installed in again.