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Formatting Hard Drive on Windows XP.

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  1. Tanksta

    Tanksta Regular member

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    What the difference between formatting the hard drive in quick mode and the slower mode. Because I can't format the hard drive in the slower mode. (I think the disc is damage) But works fine on the quick mode.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. geekboy

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    Hey there,

    Though I can't really define the difference as I don't know what it is, my friend was installing a new HD on XP recently, I believe he used either this guide;

    http://www.seagate.com/support/kb/disc/howto/install_xp_disk_mgmt.html


    Or a standard Ultimate XP boot disc;

    http://www.bootdisk.com/

    I think either way should work, but the guide sure makes it sound simple. When I installed a new HD on my WinME I just used an Ultimate ME bootdisc and it was easy as pie, those discs are amazingly simple to use.

    Hope this helps you dude : )

     
  3. DaOsT

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    have you tried maxblast?.....it solved alotta My problems formatting n partitioning a large HD
     
  4. Xian

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    Quick format just erases the files where a regular format also scans for bad sectors.
    Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 302686
     

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