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Old 03-24-2007, 02:35 PM   #11
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Even after you do a format and fresh install, there are still errors in the registry from the previous install, although i am not dis-agreeing with you both, just saying the reg. clean will help out alot.
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Old 03-24-2007, 02:40 PM   #12
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Even after you do a format and fresh install, there are still errors in the registry from the previous install.
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Old 03-24-2007, 03:28 PM   #13
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Even after you do a format and fresh install, there are still errors in the registry from the previous install, although i am not dis-agreeing with you both, just saying the reg. clean will help out alot.
Can you show me a link to where you have heard this? If you format the drive then its all gone, registry and all.
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Old 03-24-2007, 04:02 PM   #14
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I'm glad I'm not the only one to catch that. He's a mod too.
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Old 03-24-2007, 06:12 PM   #15
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Can you show me a link to where you have heard this? If you format the drive then its all gone, registry and all.
thats what i thought
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Old 03-24-2007, 07:04 PM   #16
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did you do a quick format or a full format? if it was a quick format i think some of the registry is still there not sure though. a full format completely wipes out everything so if you did a full, then it is probably a hareware problem.
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no, a quick format still wipes the entire drive. There is still no way that the registry would have survived.
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so has mixx got it wrong then :S
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Old 03-24-2007, 08:19 PM   #19
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no, a quick format still wipes the entire drive. There is still no way that the registry would have survived.
I read somewhere that some viruses can slip through reformats.
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none that i've ever seen. I've yet to see proof of anything surviving a quick format, and for that fact, a full format. is it possable for it to happen? IMO no. that seems to be the one thing windows has done right.

at work i do the quick format to save time. That, and a normal format doesn't seem to make any differance, so why waste the time??
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