Re: How long does it take to reformat?
It depends on the hard drive you have. A fast one (7,200rpm +), with a quick NTFS format should take about an hour, maybe just over, whilst a slower HDD (4,200rpm/5,400rpm) with a quick NTFS format should take about 1 hour 15 minutes. A 'non-quick' NTFS format would take you an extra 10 minutes, if i recall my experiences correctly.
Windows XP Pro 17" LCD Monitor (1280 x 1024)
nForce3 250 Chipset Athlon 64 2800+ w/ C'n'Q
1 x 512MB DDR400 CL3 SDRAM 40GB IDE 7,200rpm HDD (8MB Cache)
nVidia GeForce MX420 64MB PCI On-Board Audio