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    Formatting my External Hard Drive

    Hi all,

    I finally got my External Hard Drive, but as many know it comes formatted to Fat32. I'm a bit of a noob wen it comes to things like this so can anyone recommend/teach the best way to format my external to NTFS and maybe also how to add partitions to it.

    Cheers in advance

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    what OS are you on?

    in Vista
    click Start -
    then right click Computer
    then click Manage

    in the apperaing context menu:
    highlight Disk Management
    Right Click on the volume you want to format/make partition
    click Shrink volume
    follow the instruction (size, drive name& path, n choose ntsc format)

    Original Poster

    sorry mate im on XP

    Original Poster

    thanks a lot.....my external is 500gb and is taking AAAGGGESSSS..is this normal?

    500GB takes hours to format. Dont worry, thats normal. You should seen how long my 1TB (1000GB) drive took!

    Sin
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