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Guan Foo Wah
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      05-01-2004
Hi,

During installation of WinXP and Win2003, there is an option of quick
formatting and normal formatting of NTFS and FAT partition. What is the
difference aside from the speed of the formatting? Does this normal
formatting perform better than quick formatting when reading/saving files
etc etc??



 
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Rowdy Yates
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      05-01-2004
"Guan Foo Wah" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in news:Ogb7wH0LEHA.1032
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> Hi,
>
> During installation of WinXP and Win2003, there is an option of quick
> formatting and normal formatting of NTFS and FAT partition. What is the
> difference aside from the speed of the formatting? Does this normal
> formatting perform better than quick formatting when reading/saving files
> etc etc??
>
>
>
>


one checks. the other doesn't

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Steven Howes
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      05-08-2004
Guan Foo Wah wrote:

> Hi,
>
> During installation of WinXP and Win2003, there is an option of quick
> formatting and normal formatting of NTFS and FAT partition. What is the
> difference aside from the speed of the formatting? Does this normal
> formatting perform better than quick formatting when reading/saving files
> etc etc?


the quick format isnīt really a format. It is more like a clearing out of
the pointers to the files. Which is why is is so quick. Deleting 10M of
file pointers versus setting up 60G cylinders and sectors. This is why you
can only do a quick format on a drive that has been previously formatted.
 
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