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
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
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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.
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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.
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.
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.