Low Level Format

From: Feldman, Robert <Robert_Feldman_at_jdedwards.com>
Date: Mon Aug 25 08:26:01 2003

I thought /U was "unconditional", meaning that you cannot later reverse the formatting and recover the previous data. Without /U, FORMAT would save a hidden copy of the FAT (or something like that), IIRC, making it easier to recover from the format. My MS-DOS 5.0 manual says that with the /U, FORMAT "Destroys all existing data on a disk", whatever that means.


-----Original Message-----
From: Fred Cisin [mailto:cisin_at_xenosoft.com]
Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2003 5:16 PM
To: cctalk_at_classiccmp.org
Subject: Re: Low Level Format

If /U is active, then it at least "VERIFIES" every cluster.
Grumpy Ol' Fred     		cisin_at_xenosoft.com
Received on Mon Aug 25 2003 - 08:26:01 BST

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