Formatting hard drive

  surfer girl 18:09 28 Sep 2004

A friend has just text me asking if repeated formating of the hard disk can do any harm. As I have absolutely no idea I thought I'd ask this place for their thoughts.

  ****** 18:15 28 Sep 2004

why would it be required to format hard drive on a regular basis? the only time that you will need to format hard drive is when you intend to re-install operating system, or if you intend to give / sell hard drive away and need to wipe all data from it.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:26 28 Sep 2004

Just like clearing out your hanbag, makes things easier / quicker to find. Won't do any harm.

How often do you clear out your handbag if that's not a rude question?

  surfer girl 18:34 28 Sep 2004

Thanks Fruit Bat /\0/\ my friend can now rest easy... my handbag has just had the sand emptied out and all the junk put back.

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