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    Why does formatting take so long

    My hard drive is only 320 gigabytes and it's taken 20 minutes and it is only at 22%

    at this rate installation will take like 3 hours

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    I never stayed awake to format. I always do it at night when I go to sleep.

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    Currently at 49%,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtual Void View Post
    Currently at 49%,
    Doesnt sound very long
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    Lol your Chinese and have windows xp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ederan View Post
    Lol your Chinese and have windows xp.
    Do you know the country that has a flag that is white with a red circle in it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ederan View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtual Void View Post


    Do you know the country that has a flag that is white with a red circle in it?
    lol fail Japanese xD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtual Void View Post
    70%!!!!!!!
    rub a magnet on your hard drive.. it will help fasten the reformat

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    Quote Originally Posted by InCognito View Post


    rub a magnet on your hard drive.. it will help fasten the reformat
    No, I'll just have to rewrite the file system

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtual Void View Post
    My hard drive is only 320 gigabytes and it's taken 20 minutes and it is only at 22%

    at this rate installation will take like 3 hours
    What kind of format is it?

    If its a fast format, it will just mark all the sectors as free, which is supposed to be very quick :S



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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtual Void View Post


    No, I'll just have to rewrite the file system
    Alright, don't believe me then boo bear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetamay View Post
    What kind of format is it?

    If its a fast format, it will just mark all the sectors as free, which is supposed to be very quick :S
    I realized this afterwards I'm always used to not using the quick option, but I never remember it being this slow

    I guess I learned not to do a full format with Windows XP sp3 again

    it's already at 86% yayyy


    ---------- Post added at 11:19 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:06 PM ----------

    Finally files are being copied over

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