What does it mean to format a disk?

Answer Formatting a disk means to basically write zero's to all sectors, deleting all information. If the computer is reading the disk as unformatted and you have it set-up right, then it means it has los... Read More »

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What does format disc mean?

hi mate Disk formatting is the process of preparing a hard disk or other storage medium for use, including setting up an empty file system. A variety of utilities and programs exist for this... Read More »

What does invalid system disk mean?

And if Aaron's suggestions dont' work, then the person who gave you the PC either erased or removed the hard drive. If they just erased it, you'll have to re-install Windows (or DOS or Linus...wha... Read More »

What does it mean when you hard disk is fragmented?

It just means that your files are spread all over your disk. If you run defrag, the program will put all your files in contiguous sectors which means that your disk heads will be quicker at finding... Read More »

What happens if you format a local disk on your pc like local disk D?

If your operating system is telling you that local disk D is NOT formatted, then there is no data on it to lose. In Windows, a disk partition has to be formatted with a file system before files ca... Read More »