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Peepo28

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This is just a general question. How long does it take to format a partition? I tried to format NTFS (regular, not quick) and I left it on all night. When i woke up, it was still on 6%! ha! So i shut it down. Then I read somewhere that certain partitions are too big to format, so you have to break them down or something. Is all that really necessary?
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How big is your partition? I know when I tried to run win XP off of my brand new 160 Gb a year ago it wouldn't run, until I broke it up into two 80 Gb partitions. That was a year ago though. About 3 months ago I reinstalled windows onto a 120 Gb with only one partition and everything worked fine.
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Depends on harddrive....for a 250gb drive, no more than 30 minutes....usually.

Given your situation, you may have a failing drive, but before making that determination, delete the partition, recreate it, then format and see if the problem changes.
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as a matter of fact, i think its unpartitioned. I had a partition that was 7MB and then unpartition that was huge. I deleted the partition, so now i just have this ONE HUGE unpartitioned thing... am i making sense? i'm new to all of this.
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yes...I think...

so, when you run setup (I assume windows xp) you are given an option to create and format a partition....do that. (or is that what you did?)
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Peepo28

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well, i dont really wanna talk about windows xp lol but, yes, that is what i did. and i got 4 choices

Format NTFS (quick)
Format FAT (quick)
Format NTFS (regular)
Format FAT (regular)

I chose Format NTFS (regular) and it stopped at 6% and stayed there all night.
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Howdy peepo28:

Still trying to use that pirated version of XP (the copied one or your brothers) ??

http://www.geekstogo...TEM-t45375.html

Murray
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hey murray,
no, someone on here led me to the right place to order a brand new one. but i'm not gonna ask XP questions until it comes.
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AND my brother's one is an original. but i'm going to get my own original.
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Good for you.. :tazz: That alone will clear up a pile of problems you were/are having!!

Murray
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