I'm currently formatting a 250 gig Western Digital SATA (non IDE) harddrive via Windows XP Pro CD boot install. It's on the second go now because the first time around it got to 2% formatting and the bar just stayed there. I gave it 2 hours and with no further apparent progress, I rebooted and started installation/formatting again. It's now stuck on 2% again and it's been about an hour. I have a feeling that, like some other installations I've done, this might just be a case of the progress bar showing 2%, until it's finished, when it'll go from 2% to 100% in 10 seconds. What do you think? Should I leave it for another 2 hours? It's 250gigs so formatting is going to take some time right. What you think?