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Old 03-28-2005, 12:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I know this is a very noob question but if i click format after i right click my HD, what will it do?
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if you don't know what ur doing, you don't need to mess with it
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Format will remove all the DATA from the hard drive. dont do it!
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Old 03-28-2005, 01:39 AM   #5 (permalink)
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If its your Masterboot disk i dont think windows will allow you to format it...
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If its your Masterboot disk i dont think windows will allow you to format it...
thats rite
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Format will remove all the DATA from the hard drive. dont do it!
It does not really erase it, it just tells your computer that it can write over the data as needed. The only way to complete erase the HD is to write zeros to the whole drive. But do not do it anyways it is still a pain in the *** to get your data back.
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if it has your Operating System, it will do nothing
if it has any data, with none of it open at the time, it will erase the index at the beginning of the drive which tells the computer where the files are.
as far as a computer knows, if a file is not in the index, it doesn't exist
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..., well as much as i would find it amusing to tell you candy will come out of ure machine if you do it, i must say no, dont do it.
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