Solved Reformat Problem always says CD is corrupted

September 12, 2012 at 23:27:55
Specs: Windows XP
i am trying to reformat my old PC. its OS is win XP. but i want to reformat and still be XP. but when i insert the reformat disc. it says it is corrupted. i tried to look for another CD but it says the same. i cant reformat my PC

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September 13, 2012 at 03:33:46
I dont really understand what you are saying to be completely honest. but to me it sounds like you have a failing hard disk, or at least your hard disk has errors. May be worth considering a new disk.


#1
September 13, 2012 at 01:21:00
"but when i insert the reformat disc. it says it is corrupted"

What format disk are you inserting?

You can format your disk during Windows installation, so you do not really need any additional disks.

You can insert your Windows XP disk, go through the options, and after you are asked to press F8 to agree to terms and conditions, you will be shown a list of available hard drives, select the drive you want to put Windows on, and either format it or just delete the partition.


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#2
September 13, 2012 at 02:42:25
Possible the CD being used is a burned copy and has deteriorated since it was made, or the CD drive has a weak or dirty lens. Try running a lenscleaner through the drive.

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#3
September 13, 2012 at 03:29:10
sir. when i boot it normally with the CD on and it asked me to if i would check the disk something, the blue background. and it kept on saying that the "file record segment ****** is unreadable." any suggestion?

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#4
September 13, 2012 at 03:33:46
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I dont really understand what you are saying to be completely honest. but to me it sounds like you have a failing hard disk, or at least your hard disk has errors. May be worth considering a new disk.

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#5
September 13, 2012 at 04:05:31
Agree. We appear to be having miscommunication issues here. The extra information does indicate a failing hard drive.

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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#6
September 13, 2012 at 06:59:50
12rawr21,

Do you understand what reformatting does? Some people seem to think reformatting will reinstall Windows, but that is NOT the case. It will effectively erase the hard drive & setup a new file system. Windows will then have to be reinstalled from scratch, which is a completely different process. Is that what you want to do?

What disc are are attempting to use? Reformatting can be done with the XP disc but if you have a SATA drive, there are steps that need to be taken before the drive will be properly recognized.


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#7
September 18, 2012 at 14:29:37
Thanks For the Help. it was the hard disk that has problem. its now fixed bought new one. :) thanks.

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