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Format option in my harddrive?


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Well, I was going to do an xp tweak, when a right clicked my c drive, i found an option called "Format" I clicked it, and a dialog popped up, I have included a screenshot. I would like to know what the options do, and what it does when I press start. Thank you.

Oh, I will also include the options (in order or appearance):

None

NTFS, Fat32

Default allocation size, 512 bytes, 1024 bytes, 2048 bytes, 4096 bytes

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Edited by U_D, 28 July 2005 - 08:53 PM.

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Formatting the hard drive erases all the files and programs, your whole operating system in fact. You only do it when you want a clean reinstall of your operating system or to erase all personal information before you get rid of the computer.
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Yes, I know that, but i was wondering if it partitions the drive, or makes a partition with xp, or eraces it all. Thank you though.
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