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Old 09-29-2008, 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by kain

why use fdisc when it formates the disc on install?
fdisk is instant. it straight deletes the partition, yo udon't have to wait for a format. when you hit enter, its done.
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Old 09-29-2008, 11:25 PM
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Find a copy of XP Corporate. You format and install the thing in a half an hour without ever having to enter or look at a cd-key.

And formatting is BS, unless you're doing a low level format. Basically when you format you're just putting placeholders in front of all of the file locations that basically say "this is free space me for storage." There's still stuff there so it's best to defrag after a format and fresh install.
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Old 09-29-2008, 11:52 PM
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yup, same as deleting something. Just throwing a character infront of a filename that means "write over me like a horse on a mexican hooker in tijuana".
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Old 09-30-2008, 12:17 AM
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Originally Posted by hatchboy
fdisk is instant. it straight deletes the partition, yo udon't have to wait for a format. when you hit enter, its done.
When you delete a partition, you have to format it anyway...

Fast format takes 5 minutes. What a big deal!
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Old 09-30-2008, 01:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Teg2Boo
When you delete a partition, you have to format it anyway...

Fast format takes 5 minutes. What a big deal!
yea you are rite, when you create a new partition you have to format, i forgot, last time i did a fdisk i was 15
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Old 09-30-2008, 01:46 AM
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lol
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Old 09-30-2008, 02:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Toysrme
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eh. not afraid to admit when im wrong. =)
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Old 09-30-2008, 02:23 AM
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good quality. i use to use fdisk, but every os you find now has their own partition junk during install and you can download stuff like partition magic neways. meh, just one less thing to do to get you back running
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