Reformat Question

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by perdooky, May 14, 2009.

  1. perdooky

    perdooky New Member

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    So I backed up everything and I want a fresh copy of windows 7 on my pc. I started the setup, and I pressed the Format button on my main partition. It only took a second... and it said it was formatted. From reformatting my pc's all my life it usually takes at least 15 minutes to reformat my hard disk. So my question is did this really reformat my pc during installation or did i need to delete the partition or something else to actually reformat it?
     
  2. loathe

    loathe New Member

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    Thats normal, it formatted
     
  3. gregrocker

    gregrocker New Member

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    Quick format since Vista

    I don't like it either, but since Vista it only quick formats. I believe the longer format in XP was to write zeros to the drive which I do using the GWScan bootable utility make for Western Digital drives but which works on most others. I diagnose/repair the drive to get a clean bill of health, then do full write of zeros to the drive. There are other utilities that do the zeroing, or the diagnosis, but I don't know another that does both.
     
  4. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    It's not neccessy to write 0's and 1's

    It formats fine as loathe has stated.
     

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