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I am trying to format my HD and it is very very slow. I am using the WIN 2000 PRO CD. I am using the NTFS formatting and after like 3 hours i got 1 percent. I did formatting like one year ago on this machine and it was normal. What could be the problem?
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See if you get the same result with this

To completely erase all data on the drive(s)

Click this to download Boot and Nuke

Click this for a guide to using Boot and Nuke

Use the autonuke option, which could take 8 hours or so to format a 200 GB Hard Drive, then when you run Windows set up, check it is creating a RAW1 partition on C, if the drive letter is different, restart the PC and it should default to C
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