Before formatting disk, you should realize that formatting operation will erase everything on the disk, so it is necessary to make a backup for your important data and files on the disk with backup and restore feature of windows system. Below are steps of formatting.
1.Click Start button, right click on Computer, choosing Manage.
2.Click on Disk Management on the left bar of new appeared window.
3.The disk on your computer will be shown on the right side, right click on the disk you want to format, choose format.
Reformat is commonly performed to clean the hard drive for installing a new OS or to correct major data corruption. Read following steps to learn reformatting disk. Same as formatting operation, reformat will erase all information on the disk, so you should back up and save all the important data and files as well.
Driver Verifier monitors Windows kernel-mode drivers and graphics drivers to detect illegal function calls or actions that might corrupt the system. Driver Verifier can subject the Windows drivers to a variety of stresses and tests to find improper behavior.
You can run Driver Verifier on multiple drivers simultaneously, or on one driver at a time. You can configure which tests to run, which allows you to put a driver through heavy stress loads or through more streamlined testing.
When to use Driver Verifier
Run Driver Verifier throughout the driver development and test process.
Use Driver Verifier to find problems early in the development life cycle, when they are easier and less costly to correct.
Use Driver Verifier when you deploy a driver for testing using the WDK, Visual Studio, and the Windows Hardware Certification Kit(HCK) tests.
Use Driver Verifier for troubleshooting and debugging test failures and computer crashes.
How to start Driver Verifier
You should only run Driver Verifier on test computers, or computers you are testing and debugging. To get the most benefit from Driver Verifier, you should use a kernel debugger and connect to the test computer.
Open a Command Prompt window (Run as administrator) and type verifier to open the Driver Verifier Manager.
Select Create standard settings (default) and click Next.
You can also choose Create custom settings to select from predefined settings, or to select individual options.
Click Finish and reboot the computer.