Originally posted by Demalii
"When you choose to run a regular format on a volume, files are removed from the volume that you are formatting and the hard disk is scanned for bad sectors. The scan for bad sectors is responsible for the majority of the time that it takes to format a volume.
If you choose the Quick format option, format removes files from the partition, but does not scan the disk for bad sectors. Only use this option if your hard disk has been previously formatted and you are sure that your hard disk is not damaged.
ek/Esine: Do you mean this ^ post?
I didn't say Microsoft was right.
Originally posted by TheMajor
full format does not write zeros to all parts of the harddisk. It does not delete any file, only the filetable. Programs like KillDisk write zeros to your harddrive, so basically u can full-format as many times as your want and the FBI can still find your files.
Ur right about this post ^, I should have said:
"It does not WIPE any file, only the REFERENCE to the file."
"It does not delete any file, only the filetable."