How often u format ur computer?

India
February 3, 2009 10:12am CST
Hii frnds it has become a day to day activity for me to format my system.each day i have to format my system to keep it in a proper condition. I want all the ppl to luk at this discussion and make me know how often u do the thing to keep ur computer off the edge.
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13 responses
@amitksing (1323)
• India
5 Feb 09
I format my computer evry 3 months. I do it to regain the speed and get rid of the viruses that my anti virus fails to detect or heal. I format only the partition containing the Operating System. I think you should not format your system this often. It may affect the life of your hard disk or any other storage media. With formatting my PC every 3 onths routine, I am too concerned about the hard disk life. Also, formatting so frequently must be driving you crazy for installing the OS and other software again and again.
• India
6 Feb 09
i think that is not the rite way u format ur pc by only formatting a particular partition.. i think this is not much satisfactory as the virus may enter from one disk into another at the time of formatting. any ways thanks for ur suggestion.. keep respondingg.. byee dude..
@amitksing (1323)
• India
6 Feb 09
Formatting only one partition reduces excess wear and tear of the Hard Disk and hence increases its life. Another thing, most of the viruses attack the system files of the Operating System. Hence, formatting the OS drive will do the job. Another thing, formatting all the drives will need extra work of taking backup of all important data, then formatting and again putting up the whole data back to the computer..
@shiva529 (285)
• India
3 Feb 09
hi,in beginning days when i bought computer.i don't have computer knowledge about viruses and Trojans,which i copied in to my disk.. so i faced the above situation daily..after my friends helped me giving anti virus to scan to get rid of virus and avoid format..now i maintain backup disk to have back data and rescue disk to boot operating system when it is failed.... happy mylotting:-)
• India
6 Feb 09
its better if u present the things in a better understandable way.. any ways thanks for ur response happy mylottingg..
@shiva529 (285)
• India
6 Feb 09
well, can you be more clear?what you have you not understood...
@youless (93494)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Feb 09
I seldom will format my computer as I have quite a lot of large files in my computer. I don't have such a big hard disk to store all of my files. If it's something wrong with the operating system, usually I will just reinstall it and that's all. I love China
• India
6 Feb 09
thanks for responding dude.. its great to see the love towards ur mother nation. keep responding.. happy mylotting.
• India
4 Feb 09
Hello contqactsmiley, I think nobody formats hard disk frequently and it should not be needed so often. I am no exception. The system with which I experiment much and perform tests with new softwares and OS-es, needs formatting, now and then. But the one I use for other purposes us rarely formatted. It contains valuable data and frequent back up is not always possible. Happy mylotting
• India
6 Feb 09
hey tell me some economical sugestions yaar. i think we r nt that blessed to have a system for us to perform xperiments and the other for professional use.. any ways thanks for ur response and have a graet day..
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
4 Feb 09
Excuse me for letting my ignorants show, but what do you mean by reformat? and how do I do it? and is it easy to do, or do I have to be a computer whiz to do it?
• India
6 Feb 09
yaa.. i think its a gud doubt to be raised.. apples99 i hope that u ll get to know about all the things u hav asked for.. have a gud day.. happy mylottingg..
@ank_47 (1963)
• India
3 Feb 09
i will format once in a year and my computer needs it ,because of errors we do with this computer.
• India
6 Feb 09
what kind of the mistakes u frequently do. i mean what are the mistakes whiich u perform so often which drags ur sysytem to the way of risk.. i we let to know them then we can prevent the damn thing of formatting it na.. what do u say??
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
3 Feb 09
Hello contactsmiley. I have only formated my computer for thrice, when there were severe viruses infecting my computer. Each time when my computer was re-formated, some of the files were deleted to keep the viruses away from my computer. Happy posting, friend.
• India
6 Feb 09
thanks for ur response frnd..happy posting to u too..
@pierone (1895)
• Italy
3 Feb 09
I formatted it once, when i installed the OS at the beginning. It happened 2 years ago. Then i never needed to do that again. Ohhhh i was forgetting, i use a true OS, is called Linux. ;)
• India
6 Feb 09
hey its really great to know that u ppl format ur system only once after u install the os. thanx for the information
@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
3 Feb 09
I have only re-formatted my computer once, after it was proforming so badly and once I did it was back to its old self. It must be a pain to have to re-format every day, you shouldnt need to do it that often.
• India
6 Feb 09
good going.its really great that ur computer is really working gud.
• India
10 Feb 09
hi there....i had bought my system 3 years back.....but i have formatted only twice or thrice..... its not good to format your system again and again......take good care of your system.. have a nice day...:-)
@user_786 (1338)
3 Feb 09
I have formatted my HDD many times. Once i formatted it as it was needed before installing Solaris and i wanted to re-partition the drive. There were a few other times it was formatted because the Windows got attacked by dangerous virus and the installed anti-virus program could not detect and clean it. Its not good for HDD if formatted many times , as far as i know formatting it frequently reduces its performance.
@arvaster (521)
• United States
3 Feb 09
I never format my computer. I will soon though to make room for the new ext4 file system, but probably not until summer-ish. I thought you hurt your system by formatting it too much? Maybe it's wrong, but that's a thought to keep in mind :P There are so many tools to clean up your system so there shouldn't be any reason to reformat on a daily basis.
@May2k8 (6691)
• Indonesia
3 Feb 09
My computer formatted once, when i installing new OS. That i don't re-formatted since March 03, 2003. Re-formatted every day can concluded your HD head, your HD capacity will be loss every time you formating your HD. When my hard disk getting slow so i will doing defrag my hard disk.