Re: shutdown problem
Yeah that is weird. Formatting would fix it for a bit, though it could come back again if something else is causing it, like something not shutting off.
As for formatting not deleting everything, this is true. It wipes the drive yeah, but only the part of the drive which tells it where everything is, so the drive has lost all the info and just wipes over it. But all of it is still retained. You can get programs thoguh that will go over the drive filling it with loads of 0's n 1's to mess up anything that was there.
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