Does formating HDD have an adverse effect?

@biman_s (1061)
September 14, 2009 11:08am CST
I often format my HDD when ever there is a problem and I can't get it solved. But I am a little worried now. Does formating the HDD have an adverse effect. I always thought that its a good thing but few of friends scared me saying that soon my HDD will fry. I am really confused. Please help me.
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@Tantrums (949)
• Philippines
14 Sep 09
I did this often to my old PC too, but then it created some bad sectors on my HDD, I was unable to retrieve some data. So now, I don't do it often, HDD partition is still the thing I do instead.
@biman_s (1061)
• India
15 Sep 09
So basically, I should avoid formating too often because it might create some problems. Thanks for your response.
• India
10 Oct 09
Hello, formatting the HDD basically clears up all your junk and makes your system neat. But frequent formatting creates bad sectors in your hard disk which makes the hard disk corrupt and ultimately, useless. So try to avoid formatting to a maximum extent. For example, try System Restore to restore your system back to a previous state in case of some problem. Or reinstall drivers. Keep the formatting option as the last step. If you liked my post then rate it the best. Thanks Rajah Ganesh G.S. Certified A+ Professional i@mhErO!
• China
17 Sep 09
Camp format certainly was some damage, but it is very small, and with people like smoking, though, but it is not. But do not low-level formatting low-level formatting a hard disk you just 7 to 8 times, then speed decreased significantly less than a last resort, do not use low-level formatting.