formating win xp

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Peter, Jan 14, 2005.

  1. Peter

    Peter Guest

    Hi all and thx for your help.
    Can someone please tell me the correct way to format my 80 gig h/drive
    please.Its running win xp at the moment.
    Also after formating I am told that all the info is still actually on the
    h/drive and can be retrieved.
    Is there a way to format back to its origanal condition so that the info
    cannot be retrieved.
    Thx for your help
    Cheers all
    Peter, Jan 14, 2005
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  2. Peter wrote:

    > Hi all and thx for your help.
    > Can someone please tell me the correct way to format my 80 gig h/drive
    > please.Its running win xp at the moment.
    > Also after formating I am told that all the info is still actually on the
    > h/drive and can be retrieved.
    > Is there a way to format back to its origanal condition so that the info
    > cannot be retrieved.
    > Thx for your help
    > Cheers all
    >
    >


    A format just reconstructs the allocation table and checks the blocks on
    the disk. It does nothing to remove the data, it simply leaves it
    "unprotected".
    To make the data more difficult to recover use a product like Eraser, a
    free download. This works by overwriting the data several times.
    John Wentworth, Jan 14, 2005
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