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I have a sony vaio p4 desktop 250gb hd xp. What exactly is formatting?

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Formatting a drive is basically wiping ALL DATA and resetting the drive based on a specific set of parameters. there are 2 main formats supported by PC's NTFS and FAT, with FAT having a few variants.

Windows XP is usually installed on a NTFS formatted HDD.


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