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Trying to partition internal hard drive, taking along time!

I am trying to partition my internal hard drive to run windows. I tried doing this in disk utility but it has been taking hours to run. I think something is wrong. any idea...
it is a 320 gig hard drive

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Windows 98 thru Vista will partition format the hard drive during installation. Starting with XP, it can handle partitions over 1GB (1000MB).
If it is a new drive, let windows do a "quick format" during installation.

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