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Thread: Format Hd, Without Loosing Memory

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    evertime I have formated my HD I loose something, I have been using XP Home. I want to format again but cannot find if there is a better way than doing it from CD-ROM

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    When formatting your hard drive you are supposed to loose everything.

    What is you question?

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    Originally posted by Somebody1234@16 May 2003 - 00:42
    When formatting your hard drive you are supposed to loose everything.

    What is you question?
    Are you saying "Every time I erase my hard drive, everyting is erased"?

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    Originally posted by Spindulik+15 May 2003 - 20:24--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Spindulik @ 15 May 2003 - 20:24)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin--Somebody1234@16 May 2003 - 00:42
    When formatting your hard drive you are supposed to loose everything.

    What is you question? &nbsp;
    Are you saying "Every time I erase my hard drive, everyting is erased"? [/b][/quote]
    Technically speaking no. The data is not erased.

    But in general, yes, when someone formats their hard drive they should not be wanting the data anymore.

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    My suggestion is any files you want to keep, make a copy (cd etc.).

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    Originally posted by Somebody1234@16 May 2003 - 00:42
    When formatting your hard drive you are supposed to loose everything.

    What is you question?
    exactly, thats my question for so long but I assumed the times my HD was "erased" with manufacture support on the phone they were telling me one way but not another..
    ok...this pc I am typing on has a HD. The HD I am speaking of on this pc has in the past been through a format. I have always belived Format left nothing myself but from the 2 times before I have seen my GB go way down.
    Out of the box I it was 120GB
    now(2 formats) 109GB.
    Phone Support was telling how to go about it. I can only assume there is more than one way to format a HD.

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    Originally posted by zapjb@16 May 2003 - 02:10
    My suggestion is any files you want to keep, make a copy (cd etc.).
    stop stalking me..I will not have web cam sex with you buddy.

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    Out of the box I it was 120GB
    now(2 formats) 109GB.
    Your hard drive is fuctioning normally.

    The final available disk space will never be 120GB in windows. The disk space is calculated in hexadecimal by the disk manufacturer. When converted there will be less in real bytes. There is also alotted space for partition tables, boot sectors, file alocation tables etc... and Windows doesn&#39;t calcuate the space the same way you think.

    I&#39;m sure that you never had the full 120GB showing in Windows.

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