can somebody help me..

By roniele ·
im trying to reformat my new computer,
actually the only problem is that when the windows xp is done extracting files from the cd before starting the setup it crashes and it states about something wrong with my hard disk.. maybe caused by virus or failure to detect.

when im using the windows vista and trying to reformat the disk c: and just states that the drive c: is not ready

what should i do..
is there a problem with my hard disk..
before i take my warranty for it i want to know how to fix it because im a computer student and it would be a great experience and knowledge if i know how to fix my own computer

thank you so much!

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Well assuming that the XP installer can see the HDD

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to can somebody help me..

Then you have a problem with either the HDD, The Data Lead or the M'Board or int he case of a Desktop you can include the Power Supply Unit as well.

But if this is a SATA HDD you need to press the F6 Key When the First Blue Screen Appears during the install Process and wait till you are prompted to Insert a Floppy into Drive A and press Enter. Then you need to insert a Floppy with the SATA Drivers copied to it's Root and press Enter to load the SATA Driver so that XP can install.

If you don't have a Floppy Disc you can use nLite to Slipstream a Install Disc with the SATA Drivers and any Others that are required as well as Service Packs & Hot Fixes for XP

read the guides for this located here

And if you had Vista previously Loaded you need to wipe the HDD with something like Kill Disc available here

If this is a new computer that came preloaded with Vista it is unlikely to be a HDD failure at this point in time.


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