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Auto format new hard drive in new custom pc

SATA 300 western digital hard drive will auto format when i set the new bios for boot from disk w/ XP pro, wont it? i have tried to do so with an IDE hard drive recently, and it didnt boot from disk so i cant install windows.... thinking of getting a sata drive now.

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If you mean boot from cd with xp pro during setup you will have the opportunity to format drive either fat32 or ntfs use ntfs
I have never done it but if you can do it partition your hard drive so that you can save personal file and programs on second partition then if you have to format drive again your files on second partition will not be lost

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