Formatting TB HARDDRIVE Tags: Formatting Hard Drives Windows XP Last response: February 7, 2010 9:00 PM in Windows XP Share wpredwood February 7, 2010 4:09:14 AM HELLO, I am building a new computer and I just ordered two 1TB seagate HD's. I want to know if Windows XP Pro will format the drives on installation. I have never had a Hard drive of this size and I am wondering if I need to take special steps. Will More about : formatting harddrive saint19 February 7, 2010 9:00:13 PM Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum. XP only format the partition where you install the OS, but you can format the other partitions from the disk manager without problems. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Unable to converting my 1tb internal harddrive from RAW format to NTFS format. Forum new harddrive 3tb but only shows as 746.24gb when formatted and initialised Forum Can't boot windows 7 on a formatted 3tb harddrive. Please help.... Forum SolvedDoes formatting a harddrive frequently make it slower? Forum SolvedDoes deleting all partitions and formatting on windows 7mean you lose everything on the harddrive? Forum SolvedWindows + gaming on 1 TB external harddrive. Forum SolvedHarddrive 2TB Limit Forum SolvedWd 2 tb Harddrive not showing up in Computer in File Explorer. Forum SolvedWD 1TB External Harddrive showing as 2TB but showing 1TB in Bios Forum SolvedLooking for solution to extend space for already existed drive in 1TB harddrive in my lappy... Forum SolvedNew 1TB Seagate HDD Not Formatting Properly Forum SolvedBest 1TB Harddrive Forum SolvedCannot locate my 1 TB Western digital Harddrive on my newly built pc Forum Solvedmy toshiba 1TB external harddrive suddenly stopped working. whenever i plug it into a computer there is the usual sound alert Forum SolvedSegate 3TB Expansion Hardrive Not Recognising Harddrive(Dropped) Forum Solved2TB Harddrive not picking up Forum External WD 1TB Hard-drive unresponsive. Forum SolvedToshiba 3TB not formatting and occasionally disappearing Forum 2nd harddrive suddenly slow (Seagate Barracuda 1TB) Forum Solved4tb WD4001FAEX drive for secondary storage formatting allows use of half of drive. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !