I am formatting my work laptop right now and it's taking forever. I deleted the old partiton on the drive and made a fresh new one. I selected format full for ntfs in the winXP setup. It sat at 0% for about 5 minutes and I was about to just restart and start over thinking it froze. Then it finally went to 1% and now it's at 4% after 15 minutes. Seems extremelly slow and I'm not sure if something is wrong. It's a toshiba laptop, 2.5ghz with over a gig of ram. Does this sound normal or is there a setting off? I've formatted a slower Dell laptop and it did a full format in about 20 minutes, at this rate with the toshiba one it will take over 2 hours.