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 SolvedCan't format my external hard drive to anything other than NTFS Forum HOW DO I FORMAT MY Seagate 3.5 inch External Hard Drive with USB 3.0 3TB TO NTFS Forum Hard drive in RAW format when plugged to SATA mobo but NTFS when plugged to USB mobo Forum SolvedHow to format external 2Tb buffalo hard drive to ntfs windows 7 Forum How do I format an NTFS hard drive to mac format on a windows machine? Forum Format RAW hard drive to NTFS - tried everything so far Forum Can't format hard disk drive to ntfs Forum Can\'t format 500gb samsung hard drive in caddy ntfs Forum format hard drive in Windos XP (NTFS file system) Forum Seagate 2TB external hard drive converted to NTFS can not be formated on Windows Forum Free boot/rescue disc that formats hard drive as NTFS? Forum changing from ntfs to fat 32 when formatting hard drive Forum Formatting NTFS Hard Drive Forum Solvedhow to format ntfs c drive ? Forum SolvedCannot format 64GB flash drive from exFAT to NTFS Forum Netgear R700- Router USB Share Drive - format in NTFS or ext3 for media playback? Forum SolvedHelp partitioning hard drive to NTFS and intalling windows 7 (NO OS ON HARD DRIVE) Forum SolvedDid my hard drive die? NTFS.sys bluescreen error. Hard drive not found in BIOS. Forum SolvedDoes Anyone Know How to Attach My Toshiba Canvio External Hard Drive Directly to a SATA port? Forum Cannot format my SanDisk USB drive back to NTFS? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !