Formatting hard drive took two seconds in Vista startup

By jjhill01
Nov 17, 2011
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  1. I wanted to do a clean install of Vista 64 bit. I wanted to reformat the hard drive as well. When I clicked delete, new, then format the formatting part of it only took like 3 seconds, I tried it again for good measure, on my last computer reformatting the hard drive took a solid hour or two. Did I mess up or did my Vista just become some sort of hero?
  2. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,886

    The format that is done during the installation of Vista is a Quick Format so that time period is normal. A full format done through Disk Management or using third party software will take a lot longer.
  3. jjhill01

    jjhill01 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Thank you for the quick reply, I got that thought as I said screw it and started the install anyways. Nice to have it confirmed.
  4. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,886

    Your welcome.

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