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Table Of Contents  How to Build Your Own PC - Save A Buck And Learn A Lot
 9  Chapter 9: Installing Windows XP
      9  Partitioning and Formatting the Hard Drive

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Formatting the New Partition

In practice, all you really need to know about NTFS is that when you’re prompted to format the system, you select the NTFS option. To select NTFS, press “ENTER,” and let the computer partition the hard drive. A status bar shows us the formatting progress (Figure 139).


Figure 139: Formatting

The status bar will tell you of the progress. For a large hard drive, feel free to take a break and check back on the progress later.

 


The format program will also ask if you want to do a quick format or a full format. Select full format. That is usually the best option and also the default option Windows offers.


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