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Old 01-30-2007, 06:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Formatting a harddrive.

I have two hard drives, both have windows XP installed, and both are accessible on the computer. I am currently logged into E:, but want to format C:, if I right click it in My Computers, and format it that way, do I have to do anything so I can use C: as file storage disk?

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Old 01-30-2007, 06:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nope....once it's formatted, you can use as storage right away.



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Old 01-31-2007, 07:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Keep in mind once it's formatted it's not gone forever. It's still stored on the physical hard drive. So if you plan on getting rid of your computer there are measures to prevent data recovery.
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Old 01-31-2007, 08:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
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but he`s using it as a storage device so once he starts putting new things on c: any data will be overwritten.
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Old 01-31-2007, 10:59 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Correct. If he wants to sell the PC, I suggest powermax. It works on almost any HD and does a great job.
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