Originally posted by Law
The low level format will completely destroy the data by rewriting over the existing data with new track and sector on the harddisk, why it write at the begining then skip to the end? I know it write to the begining to rid the MBR but skip the rest goes to the end that I don't know why I guess it's just a method use to quickly do the job! Note this does not rewrite the MBR! A high level format does this! High level format is what you do when you buy a new harddrive after the manufacture has already low level format it. The high level format creates the file structure such as the MBR and file allocation table. I rest my case.
powermax can't clean a boot sector virus or erase the mbr on it quick format option.
what ever float your boat. you haven't rest anything. you just think that you are right
I guess you missed my point about powermax has a hybrid (that mean it mixed both methods together) high level, low level approach to wiping the hard drive clean, so that you won't be wasting your time (all day long) to wipe a boot sector virus on a 200 gig hard drive.
the partition table is with the mbr too. it is right before it (at the end of the a hard drive) and right after it (at the beginning of the hard drive)
let me rephrase this since you are trying to technolyze yourself into being right. some parts you know what you are talking about, some parts, you don't
the 8 unused portion of your hard drive is the boot sector. it included among other things a partition table, and a mbr. it also has the ability to control your computer if something is put in it (a boot virus, or MS locking your computer when they want to(they will put something in that partition tables since it is unused). that was something that they were doing 2-3 years ago, they are not reallly doing it now, unless you have a key that is on the blackballed key list. now, by locking your computer, I mean that you will lose function to 75% of your computer)
now I happen to call it the mbr, because it is included in the boot sector, I consider it the same thing. companies also do this to. for instance drive image 7 restore mbr.exe tool, it will fix a microsoft locked computer as it will rewrite the whole 7.8 mb part
now if you still feel like pressing on, just think that you have won.
I really don't care.
lately here on this forum, people think that it is more about sticking your chest out, instead of learning something new. I'm tired of all of the arguing. I am still stressed out from the last one when tyler1989 made the racial slur.