Can I format a NTFS hard drive directly? Tags: Hard Drives NTFS Storage Last response: January 16, 2003 10:48 PM in Storage Share jy88888888 January 16, 2003 2:36:09 PM Hi, 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? AMD VS INTEL - AMD anyday More about : format ntfs hard drive directly lhgpoobaa January 16, 2003 10:48:15 PM No... it shouldnt have crashed like that. <b><i>The Very Hungry Caterpillar</i> - George W. Bush's favorite childhood book. Note: This book was first published a year after Mr Bush graduated from College.</b> Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forumthe best way to partition and format a new hard disk in NTFS ForumExternal Hard Drive randomly changed from NTFS to RAW? ForumCan't format hard disk drive to ntfs ForumConverting RAW HD Format to NTFS with out losing any data ForumBlackout causes NTFS to RAW format - Help? ForumHow to format external 2Tb buffalo hard drive to ntfs windows 7 ForumNTFS Disk Format ForumFormat ubuntu drive to NTFS to relaod Windows Forumformat hard drive in Windos XP ( NTFS file system) ForumCan\'t format 500gb samsung hard drive in caddy ntfs ForumHow to Convert RAW External HDD to NTFS or How to Format RAW Drive ? ForumLogical Drive problems - 14.5TB raid6 under Win7 x64 NTFS ForumFree boot/rescue disc that formats hard drive as NTFS ? ForumCan I format my hard drive from Bios ? ForumHow to format disk to NTFS Forumformat a hard drive with windows 2000 pro ForumFormat raw drive to ntfs under windows 7 ForumMy computer is saying that there is a hard disk failure ForumCan't get CD-ROM running in UDMA mode ForumDVD Drive Preference "Order" More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !