Let me format your mom


#1

Computer going down for first format in a year or so. Can’t even remember what a fresh windows install feels like. But I bet it feels good. Like saltwater taffee, or a chunky.


#2

Chunky Stew, mm…


#3

I reformatted about 2 weeks before Christmas and that was the only time I ever had. I forget how long I had my computer, though.

So I finished getting all of my favourite music back on, particularly every Sabbath CD with Ozzy and then I got a new computer for Christmas… that has the same hardrive… that was reformatted again.

Oh well.


#4

Ive been lucky, so far. I don’t let people touch my computer unless they know what they are doing, otherwise one little click and my computer would/could need some serious help. My parents computer, on the other hand is always a disaster from the little munchkins going wild on it. I think that thing was reformatted atleast 10 times last year.
So I sit here and cross my fingers hoping my welfare windows will behave. Just as long as I don’t let any dirty fingers touch the mouse, Ill be fine …oo ( hopefully)


#5

What’s a reformat?


#6

It’s a grueling renewal process which is usually specific to Windows-based PC’s.


#7

Yuo canuse format on a mac too. Right when you put in a new hard drive because that is about the only time you will need to use it : O )


#8

haha, ya i haven’t had to touch my mac since I installed panther like a year and some ago maybe even longer, I reformat my PC like every few months


#9

[quote=“t-bone”]
particularly every Sabbath CD with Ozzy.[/quote]

Dude… Ozzy was Sabbath! lol its not like Black Sabbath was “Black Sabbath Feat Ozzy” lol!


#10

I’m the only one that touches this machine, unless someone else is fixing it for me, as a couple of you know. It seems to need a new format every year or so, but lately I can’t even begin to think about backing stuff up or deleting any of it. I should just buy a new, and bigger hard drive every time I reformat. Yeeeeeah, that’s the ticket.


#11

[quote=“timbits”]

[quote=“t-bone”]
particularly every Sabbath CD with Ozzy.[/quote]

Dude… Ozzy was Sabbath! lol its not like Black Sabbath was “Black Sabbath Feat Ozzy” lol![/quote]

Yeah, but Ozzy also left Sabbath. That’s when they got the second vocalist. I only own the Black Sabbath cd’s that had Ozzy.


#12

Actually he was fired in 1979. and rejoined back in the 90’s… :stuck_out_tongue:

but sabbath was nothing with out Ozzy… Iommi was a god thou :stuck_out_tongue:


#13

Fired, left, couldn’t walk to jam sessions because excessive weird-substance-binges. Heh, whatever.

I still don’t own any Black Sabbath albums where Ozzy isn’t the vocalist.


#14

no just buy a dvd-r burner and backup every few days or weeks if you have that much data. I have on dvd-r for my email 1.9 gigs of email and the rest is my pictures and document’s… i dont download tunes so i don’t have to back up music.


#15

Smartass wrote:

Partition works for me, how big is your HD? Divide about %30 of your hard drive so you can save your stuff. Partition Magic 7 works fine, just sit back and let your pc work. And remember to defrag first, and defrag after. The format. :smiley:


#16

um defrag first before a format that makes no sence. your formating the drive to nothing we not really but no point to defrage a drive before a format.


#17

[quote=“Wild Gotham”]Smartass wrote:

Partition works for me, how big is your HD? Divide about %30 of your hard drive so you can save your stuff. Partition Magic 7 works fine, just sit back and let your pc work. And remember to defrag first, and defrag after. The format. :smiley:[/quote]

Every time I say I’m going to do that… it doesn’t get done. I thought I’d be fine with a 40GB and a 120Gb… hahaha no such luck.


#18

It’s necessary, I believe, if you are going to partition a single physical drive.

Anyhow, that’s exactly what I did. Partition magic to create a 30 gig partition for stuff I want to save, wipe the rest.

Windows is smokin’ on a fresh, clean install. I installed a copy of XP Pro that already had SP2 installed and all that jazz, and I had the Firefox installer on the aforementioned partition, so Internet Explorer has been run on this Windows install exactly once, to run windows update.


#19

[quote=“Wild Gotham”]Smartass wrote:

Partition works for me, how big is your HD? Divide about %30 of your hard drive so you can save your stuff. Partition Magic 7 works fine, just sit back and let your pc work. And remember to defrag first, and defrag after. The format. :smiley:[/quote]

? why defrag first? and after? that makes no sense after a format there is no data to be fragmented :unamused:


#20

Its more fun when you defragment first.