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Does the formatting every week can damage the hard drive?

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  • ohayo_02 Jul 14, 2008

    because last 3 months i have to download a file then it has a virus attached on it.....but now i've not reformat my drive since about two months.... thanks a lot sir....

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Hi im wesley. and yes it can but only in time and may i ask why you format your hard drive every week?

Posted on Jul 14, 2008

  • wesley vallance Jul 14, 2008

    its my pleasure. have a good 1.

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