Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Software and Operating Systems
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-25-2012, 03:45 PM   #11
Daemon Poster
 
*= WildCat =*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: England
Posts: 1,247
Default Re: Uninstalling windows 8?

In a full format, each sector on the hard drive is checked for errors and a one-pass write-zero is also performed. A quick format skips the bad sector search and basic data sanitization, personally I prefer full format
__________________

__________________
Core i7 3770K, Gigabyte GA-Z77P-D3, Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO, Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB DDR3, ASUS GeForce GTX 650 Ti, Corsair Series CX750w, Intel 320 Series SSD, WD Caviar Black 1TB, Pioneer BDR-207DBK 12x Blu Ray/DVD, Black Night Case, Saitek & Razer, Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64, ZA Antivirus + Firewall
*= WildCat =* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2012, 11:53 PM   #12
Wizard of Wires
 
setishock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Not sure
Posts: 10,030
Default Re: Uninstalling windows 8?

QF will leave behind remants of a former os. It's always prudent to do a long format. If a long format is not avaible on the os disc, then put a small linux package on a thumb drive. Boot to the bios and change the primary boot device to the thumb drive then save and exit. When the system boots it will load the linux os. Smash the partition and format the drive.
__________________

setishock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2012, 02:17 AM   #13
In Runtime
 
deepesh1193's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: India
Posts: 213
Default

I too use a linux live os from a usb drive to format.. that's an easy way.. also have a tool ontrack disk manager which i found the best for disk managment also for zero filling etc..
__________________

deepesh1193 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

« linux distro | XP »
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0