can't format Xp

May 15, 2009 at 05:24:39
Specs: XP pro
To format my c drive when i insert the boot cd it shows that the setup is inspecting system and black screen appears and it is not proceeding further...plz help

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May 15, 2009 at 12:51:27
Two ideas. On is the disk is damaged. Other is some hardware or firmware issue with computer.

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May 15, 2009 at 14:21:07
easier solution go to manufacturers site and get the hd utility for the dr this will give you two things you can do 1 do a complete diag on dr and or a low level format which is what I have had to do several times on hdd that will not format when loading windows cd

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