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To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. The only reason I did not select this the first time is that since both of these drives are new and I wanted to make sure the first install was completed Git R Dun - Ty A tribe is wanted Reply With Quote December 13th, 2005,01:32 AM #3 kyrios View Profile View Forum Posts Senior Member Join Date Feb 2005 Posts 149 I found that website I linked previously with the utilities from googling something like, "Western digital low level format." I have never used those utilities so I'd turn off the ide http://midsolutions.org/windows-xp/how-to-format-windows-xp-without-cd.html

Crazybanana 2006-11-27 15:19:40 UTC #7 quick or not quick.. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation The Windows Advanced Options menu appears. i disabled the cpu-greedy antivirus software and programs that ran upon start-up, but the laptop still ran very slowly (~1 GB RAM), so i decided to re-install xp.also, if the HDD https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-xp-format-stuck-at-58.829039/

It's XP Pro with SP3. This usually happend when there are bad sectors on the hard drive. kingsplayer2, May 21, 2009 #1 Sponsor Frank4d Trusted Advisor Joined: Sep 10, 2006 Messages: 9,126 I have had good results after zero filling the drive using DBAN for a few

  • However, when I start up the computer, it won't load straight from the install disk I made, only from the XP Pro Upgrade disk that I have from a while back
  • I created a CD with the boot files from the ISO I downloaded, but I have to boot from the XP upgrade CD my parents have and then insert the CD
  • See if you get any further.
  • ptrnsDec 29, 2008, 2:13 AM thanks for the quick reply -- yes, i am currently running the 'primary HDD long test' -- estimated 88 minutes (~95 GB HDD) -- the progress
  • i've installed xp before on different comps and it has never taken this long just to get past 0%.
  • I formatted and partitioned my 200 gig maxtor with maxblast 3.
  • I did the surface test and no error was found.I deleted all partitions and then created and formatted it.I then tried the recovery discs again.I went through the process of inserting
  • But it is all legit because I bought it from Curry's.

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Learn More. Now I see a screen that says, “Please wait while setup formats the partition”. I just have to make sure I don't blow up the other drive - I've got 2 of these 160gb drives, one of them is crap and the other one has WinXP Format Stuck at 20% Discussion in 'Software' started by mollycule, Mar 18, 2011.

Next try booting from Recovery again. **Click Accept as Solution on a Reply that solves your issue to help others********Clicking the Thumbs-Up button is a way to say -Thanks!.****** Reply 0 Why you want to delete partition? If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started. All rights reserved.

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If you have time, any recommendation on how I should setup the slave drive? check over here if your puter doesnt find the drive, just go to controlpanel and scan for new hardware.. dont keep important stuff, or at least make back-ups of what you need. Right now I'm running Windows off the backup drive, but I gotta be careful now that I don't have a backup at all.

I'd give it a try though. But during the formatting process it keeps getting stuick on 3% after rebooting a few times and re-attempting the procedure of Formatting the drive. All rights reserved.Terms of Use|Privacy Policy|EU Privacy Policy|Antitrust Policy Hosting and Cloud Web Hosting Talk HostingCon Web Host Industry Review Hosting Catalog Host Voice Data Centers Data Center Knowledge Data Center his comment is here Reply With Quote December 13th, 2005,11:37 PM #9 |3lack|ce View Profile View Forum Posts ********** |ceWriterguy Join Date Aug 2004 Posts 1,608 it's probably the hard drive, BUT there's another possibility

Similar Threads - Windows Format stuck March 2017 Updates For Windows XP flavallee, Mar 15, 2017 at 6:07 PM, in forum: Windows XP Replies: 0 Views: 56 flavallee Mar 15, 2017 Here's how: Start the computer and then press the F8 key when Windows begins to start. KRONOS the First 10:37 10 Jul 12 I had a similar problem several years ago and I think I tried a couple of things.

again try to fromattry new cdccorrect partition delete 0Votes Share Flag Collapse - May be hard disk have a bad sector by david261 · 8 years ago In reply to Format

Yeah, it wouldn't let me get to any part of windows. The other thing I tried was again powering down the PC after removing the setup disk and giving the disk a good clean I started installation again again. I do appreciate your sense of humor though. Windows XP restores the computer to the most recent restore point.

If it doesn't work, it might be the disc, but try that and post your results.As for your other 250 GB drive, you can always install it later when you have what else does a 'reset' of the HDD do? -- and also which specific tools on Hiren's? (thanks for the link!) Related Resources How to install windows xp on windows 7 If you have two or more bad sectors on your HD, I would recommend RMA the HD. weblink Hanging on format could point to either - I've seen it happen on one of my old boxes, replaced the hdd only to find it still having issues, then did ram

i don't know how much of this sluggish behavior would be attributable to a dead HDD. If it does include USB then you could try a GParted USB to partition.Click to expand... and usually there is a "erase", "zero", "low-level format", "wipe-out"... Thanks in advance.

Instructions for each method are below. Load the Windows XP installation, and try again.As you did before, use NTFS for the file system.I have a 160 GB hard drive that took a long time to format, over Seen this quite a few times and it has always been down to a bad drive.