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  •  The 5.25 or the 3.5 ones? (2+ / 0-)
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    I really like you.

    Warmest regards,

    Doc

    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me over and over, then either I really love you blindly or I am a Republican.

    by Translator on Sat May 21, 2011 at 09:35:30 PM PDT

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    •  Aw, shucks (1+ / 0-)
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      I have both kinds of disks but no longer a working computer that can handle the 5.25 disks.

      Nephew came close to committing relativecide when I demanded that he rescue a 3.5 drive from one of my old computers and install it in my new computer. He turned quite reddish (hard for a Mexican boy to do and have it show) when I further demanded that he test it to be sure it was working. He then promptly transferred everything from the 3.5 disks I used most often to one of the four (yes, four!) hard drives. I laughed, he glowered.

      Are you sure you're thinking of formatting? Actually, reformatting, since your hard drive has to be formatted to work at all. Perhaps you mean defragging? If so, that's safe, or has always been for me. I've never lost anything by defragging.

      I know just enough to be dangerous, not enough to be helpful. If you're having problems, drop into one of the Cranky Users diaries. Open Thread is another possibility. If the right person reads your post, you'll get help.

      •  I am talking about a full (1+ / 0-)
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        reformat, wiping out everything.  I have stored my personal files on an external hard drive, so no danger of losing them.

        This computer is getting old, and other than plugging in additional RAM the reformat is the quickest way to refresh it.  I have three anti spyware programs plus Norton 360 that I run regularly, but there is so much junk on the drive that I fear that only a complete wipe is what will make it feel more new.

        Warmest regards,

        Doc

        Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me over and over, then either I really love you blindly or I am a Republican.

        by Translator on Sun May 22, 2011 at 03:12:52 AM PDT

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