Error Message When Reformating Hard Drive

July 6, 2009 at 22:15:17
Specs: Windows XP

I have a Dell Dimension E520. When I tried to reformat the hard drive, it gave me a error message in blue screen indicating "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer." It is also saying "If this is the first time, restart the computer, but if this screen appears again, try the following: check virus on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drive or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated.

I've done those steps and nothing if found wrong. So I bought a new hard drive and booted it with win XP cd, the same error message came up.

What am I doing wrong here? Can anyone help? Thanks so much.

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July 7, 2009 at 02:38:24

... you'll need to download the Sata drivers >>drivers download

... and load them @ "F6" key prompt !



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July 7, 2009 at 08:14:07

thanks for the reply, but the brand of SATA drivers listed are different than what I have. I have WD; therefore, does it matter?

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July 7, 2009 at 08:18:53

the drivers are not for the drive but the host adapter that runs the drives.

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