Having trouble formatting hard drive. Has corrupted files
I have a Dell Inspiron N7010 laptop with intel core i3 and windows 7. It worked fine one day, then the next day It had several warnings pop up and none of my programs or internet would work.
A window titled "file recovery " also popped up which ran tests on my hard drive listing several "critical" and "dangerous" errors.
I dont have anything on this computer I want to save except for the OS. I do not have a back up disk or file recovery disk or anything like that.
How do I format the hard drive and start over? I know I would lose the OS but that's ok. Unless someone knows a different solution?thanks