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How long should a 10G NTFS partition take?

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I've built my first computer, and started to install XP. I chose to create a partition to house the OS. I made it a 10G partion, but instead of hitting the option with "(quick)" after it, I hit the NFTS option without quick. That was 8 hours ago....
I'm making a 10G partition on a 250G HDD, and am currently at 35% after 8 hours. Should I expect this partition to take 24 hrs. to make?

Will I have to use this method for any other partitions I make?


Build Components:
Gigabyte 965p-s3 rev 1 (f6 bios)
2x1GB OCZ DDR2 800 Platinum rev 2
Western Digital 250GB SATA 3.0 HDD w. 16 MB buffer
Pioneer dvr-110 DVD/CD burner
ATI x1950 Pro w. HR-03 Thermalright cooler
3x120mm Scythe fans
Antec SmartPower 2.0 500W PSU
CoolerMaster Media281 chassis

Edited by JimB, 12 March 2007 - 09:08 PM.

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In a word NO. I see you have a sata drive so what I said before here doesn't apply. But it should only take about an hour to format the while drive. I did it not long ago on another drive of that size.

Edited by Tyger, 12 March 2007 - 09:42 PM.

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So what do I do now?
Am I completely stuffed? It seems that I have no choice than to leave the machine running until it finishes making the partition, and then go on from there. Am I on the right track to sit and wait this out (we're at 38% now- we're making incremental progress on the partition...I should be partioned by 4 p.m. EST Tuesday :whistling: ), or is there a safe way to interupt the process and start again?


Edited by JimB, 12 March 2007 - 10:36 PM.

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