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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Trtlgrl2_78, Sep 14, 2004.

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  1. Trtlgrl2_78

    Trtlgrl2_78 Thread Starter

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    My husband was curious what does it mean when you are reformating your hard drive, what does Recovering allocations mean?
     
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    He's been trying to format his computer for over 24 hours, it will start and get up a ways, and then it would terminate. Should he keep on trying, should he let it rest for awhile and try again? The last time it got up to 98% complete and then terminated....Just looking for input.
     
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    Reformatting SHOULD only take 40-60 mins TOPS!

    Not 24 hours, Something is wrong if he can't get it to reformat in less time than that. I don't know what but it is.

    What computer are you on? A second computer in the same house? Liz
     
  4. Guyzer

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    Are you sure he is formatting or is he defragmenting ?
     
  5. Trtlgrl2_78

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    I'm on my computer! He's trying to reformat(not defrag) his laptop. He had some problems that he didn't know how to fix so he thought he would just start over with a clean slate....
     
  6. Old Rich

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    how did he start the format process?

    wrs
     
  7. Trtlgrl2_78

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    format C: in MS DOS Prompt I believe, it's at 92% now....
     
  8. MFDnNC

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    In the future he should know that the install CD for the OS can do the format.
     
  9. Trtlgrl2_78

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    Okay, Thanks!
     
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