i have a 1.6GHz processor with 256 DDR SDRAM and a 20GB HDD. my OS is win xp. i would like to know why do i always take such a long time to format my harddisk? is it due to the reason that i partition it into 3 drives, 6GB, 2GB, and 12GB. the formatting usually take about 20hours for the 12GB drive. Thank You.