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Old 05-30-2007, 11:17 PM   #1
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Question Quick format ok?

I finally got a copy of XP and now I can format my bros laptop which has 153 bad stuff on it.

So is it ok to save time by using Quick NTFS format? I know this kinda format doesn't remove the files, just FAT links or whatever. But they won't find it's way back onto the new OS will it?
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Old 05-30-2007, 11:23 PM   #2
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quick format is fine. dont worry
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Old 05-30-2007, 11:26 PM   #3
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Ok thanks.
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Old 05-30-2007, 11:53 PM   #4
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Yeah, it's fine. I do it all the time. I have never seen any difference between quick and regular
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Old 05-31-2007, 04:30 AM   #5
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The difference is that a proper format will mark any bad sectors on the drive which prevents them being written to in the future, quick is fine tho.
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