08-29-2009 04:03 PM
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09-02-2009 08:29 AM
I think the worst that might happen is that it might fail the format and corrupt it, and you'd have to format it again.
On the other hand, if you're not doing some complete zero-fill, you can just tell Windows to run a quick format and you'll be in good shape. That option appears in one of the last windows of the Disk Management reformatting process wizard.
The regular (non-quick) format includes a chkdsk action, but there's usually no need to do that.