If not, why not? If so, are there certain types of advice (reinstall for example) that you would not give without disclaimer?

  • Why single out SU? Can you not get bad advice on SF or SO?
    – pgs
    Jul 21, 2009 at 3:54
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    (heck, with SU you will typically break 1 machine at a time; with SO/SF you could take down a whole enterprise if you mess up spectacularly enough...)
    – Marc Gravell
    Jul 21, 2009 at 4:18
  • although, tbh, users on SU will generally be less competent than those on SO and SF (at least, I would hope that those using (especially SF) the other two sites know what they are doing)
    – a_m0d
    Jul 21, 2009 at 4:36

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Nope. I live blissfully free of such worries. And you can too!

Steps to live blissfully free of such worries (for Windows users):

  1. Open a command prompt (press the start button, click on "Run", type in cmd, press Enter)
  2. Type: FORMAT C: /X
  3. Press the Enter key.
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    I'll sue you for that!
    – JP
    Jul 21, 2009 at 3:08
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    This deserves a 'win' tag
    – Chacha102
    Jul 21, 2009 at 3:08
  • If I could give tags to individual answers, I would give this one a 'win' tag
    – Chacha102
    Jul 21, 2009 at 3:09
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    This is one of the few things that works on all versions of Windows.
    – Brad Gilbert
    Jul 21, 2009 at 3:34
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    But the user might have another bootable partition...
    – smci
    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:11

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