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Hey, TCH'ers - any sata drive pros here can tell me how long it should take to format NTFS on a 500 gig

western digital drive?


Seems to get to 4% and hang. If anyone has run into this problem this old non-sata experience man

would appreciate any input.


thanks in advance

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everything is new. msi motherboard, 500 gig western digital sata drive. gets as far as 4% on the format and stops.

Trying to install xp

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Return what? It's my understanding that the problem is getting sata drivers for xp. I don't think it's a hardware problem.

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Ok. FYI - I started over and ignored the f6 part.

then chose the QUICK format.


I am now finishing up the last of the virus/malware program installs

and everything seems to be working great.


thanks guys.


( I love TCH )

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