Screwed up my Alienware m11x. D:

Discussion in 'Alienware M11x' started by 6kirara9, Jul 6, 2011.

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  1. CZroe

    CZroe Notebook Evangelist

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    You should probably stop calling it a low-level format. LLF is a legacy type of formatting done in the DOS days when you had to provide a list of known-bad sectors
     
  2. emike09

    emike09 Overclocking Champion

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    Yes your right. For those of use who grew up using LLF, the term kind of sticks. And you didn't need a list of bad sectors.

    Modernly, when most people refer to a low level format (and many do), we simply mean to not use the /q command so that everything (besides the information provided by the HDD manufacturer) we zeroed out.
     
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    dredd1893 Notebook Consultant

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    Might not be the right thread to ask, but what causes boot records to be messed up?
     
  4. ajslay

    ajslay Overclocker, PC Builder

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    uummmmmmmmmmm, how about making it easy and using windows 7 usb-dvd tool or using wintoflash???? so much simpler. and faster.
     
  5. emike09

    emike09 Overclocking Champion

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    ummmmmmmmmmmmmm, because there are billions of programs out there and I've been installing Vista/7 like this for years now so why change something that works.
     
  6. ajslay

    ajslay Overclocker, PC Builder

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    that doesnt matter. why not make it simple for someone who just wants to get their computer going again without the hassle. :rolleyes:
     
  7. emike09

    emike09 Overclocking Champion

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    i.e. I did not know about that program.
     
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    dredd1893 Notebook Consultant

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    Lol, I knew that one was coming...
     
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