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Can I format a NTFS hard drive directly?

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Last response: in Storage
January 16, 2003 2:36:09 PM


I had WinXP on a Maxtor 60Gb in NTFS mode.
I restarted, and booted up with a Win98 startup disk inserted.
I formatted the only partition while it was in NTFS mode and then tried to install Win98 SE.

It froze during the installation of driver for a IEE 1394 thingie because I skipped the driver.

I pressed reset and now the monitor doesn't respond on bootup.

Its being repaired now - The question is, Did it crash because I had to convert back to FAT32 first, then do the formatting?


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January 16, 2003 10:48:15 PM

No... it shouldnt have crashed like that.

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