Aug. 25, 15
Formatting a hard drive may help save the computer from sophisticated viruses but it also wipes the hard drive clean. This allows the user to save the computer from a virus but lose all their saved data at the same time. There are two types of reformatting, quick format and full format. Quick format erases the drive’s MFT files, also the boot sectors. This lets the computer forgetting where everything is located but leaves the files in tack. Full format erases everything, which should be the users’ last resort.
The pros for reformatting a hard drive at this shop are great for a basic user. The technician saves all pictures, video, and documents saved in the main files onto a DVD disk. The DVD disk is required for the reboot to install the data back on the computer. The technician removes bad programs and smart viruses on the computer. If the technician performs, a full format then the computer’s system becomes refreshed, due to the scan and repair of bad sectors.
The cons for reformatting the hard drive at this shop are few. The customer does not lose much besides personalized programs installed onto the device. Any of the files not saved in the primary folders will be lost forever, unless the customer has backed them up previously to the reformatting.
If a customer with a brand new computer was to bring their computer into the shop, and it required for the hard drive to be reformatted, that customer is slowly killing their computer. Also that customer does not know how to take care of their device, and will most likely return to have it reformatted again. To the user who only uses their computer for internet browsing and emails, their system would be wiped clean with little effect on them. Their favorites would be gone, also the password and user names the saved on the device. However they would see no lost in formatting their hard drive.
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