formatting 60gb

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by da rock, Mar 29, 2002.

  1. da rock

    da rock Guest

    i'm gonna install a 60gb maxtor in my new pc,i know xp will format
    drv:c w/ whatever size i choose to use(20 gbs). now when i've
    formatted drv:c , do i need to reboot and direct xp to format the
    remaining 40 gbs to drv:d or can i simply "back up " and format
    without rebooting ?:cool:
  2. Detonator

    Detonator OSNN Addict

    Maxtor comes with a boot disk that should partition and format it for you in Fat32. Install Xp in Fat32 on drive C or whatever,then convert both partitions to NTFS if you want.(If you don't know how to convert to NTFS,someone here will know).
    Hope this helps.