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Old 06-14-2004, 02:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What is the diff between format & quick format?


When dealing with floppys of course.


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The difference between the regular format versus the quick format is whether or not the volume is scanned for bad sectors using the chkdsk command. Both methods remove the files from the volume.

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Old 06-14-2004, 08:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Quick format just remove the header files while regular format will erase all the data, this is y regular format take longer time than quick format.

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