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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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If it hangs could it possibly be bad sectors? Could you run a chkdsk on the drive to try and find and fix any bad sectors? How old is the drive?

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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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I am not Bruce so I can´t know what he is thinking but I think he means that if it seems to get to 4% and then hang, the drivers work but something is wrong with the hardware, otherwise it wouldn´t have gotten to the 4%.

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Correct in your thinking Thomas.

 

Mike can you format the drive in FAT32? If so you can convert a FAT32 formatted drive to NTFS.

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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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