NEW HARD DISK FORMATTING

  fullerbonks 10:06 09 May 2005
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I have replaced my hard disk with a new Seagate. I also have bought a windows XP Home op system. I understand the seagate comes with soft format, but it will require formatting. I know the xp disk does partitioning but will it formatas well. Please help.

  golfpro 10:19 09 May 2005

Yes it does, I recently formatted my Seagate external HD through my XP OS Tools>properties>hardware> Advanced, I think but you will find it OK

  fullerbonks 10:37 09 May 2005

I should point out that this seagate is not a second disk, so I do not have any operating sys installed, that is why I want to format this one to enable me to install XP. My old harddisk packed up and has been removed.

  Eric10 10:41 09 May 2005

If you are setting up XP from scratch then formatting either in FAT32 or NTFS is indeed an option within the setup procedure. I would always recommend NTFS unless you are dual booting with Win98/ME on the same PC.

  fullerbonks 10:50 09 May 2005

Thanks Eric10. I will be partitioning in NTFS, but is this all the formatting that is required to complete the installation, and load my data.

  fullerbonks 10:54 09 May 2005

Thanks Eric10. I will be partitioning in NTFS, but is this all the formatting that is required to complete the installation, and load my data.
thereason that I ask is my previous Maxtor which is no longer had to be hard formatted with a disk from Maxtor befor partitiong etc by the MS XP disk

  Diodorus Siculus 10:55 09 May 2005

Yes, what you plan on doing will be fine.

You partition the disk and format as NTFS.

click here

  fullerbonks 11:05 09 May 2005

Thanks Mate. your a toff and I'll give it a wirl

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