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Old 12-19-2006, 02:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm just wondering: Is reformatting your hard drive, uninstalling and installing everything again, ever harmful to any computer components? Like is it not good to reformat your hard drive ten times in a month?

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Old 12-19-2006, 02:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Reformatting is not harmful. But it is not necessary to reformat 10 times a month. I only do it like 1-2 times a year.
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Though it's not directly harmful, 10 times a month will certainly put a lot of extra wear on the hard drive
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What about once a month?
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i do mine once every two weeks keeps things running fast and efficient. ppl say just defrag and stuff like that but theres nothing like a good reformat to spring new life into your computer. trying to hit 3 ghz on a 2ghz processor leads to a lot of reformatting to.i say go for it do it ten times a month if thats what makes you happy.
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Haha, I like that logic. Thanks, an51r.
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I don't know why you would want/need to reformat ten times a month, every month but as reformatting and reinstalling everything in general only helps a PC.
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I can't imagine going through all the windows updates that often. I format once a year. Defrag twice a month.
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Do you use Window's defrag program or some other program, because someone else said that it was a joke.
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... formating a harddrive is just "writing data." It is less harmful than regular computer use, which includes "reading and writing data."
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