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Old 05-26-2005, 05:19 AM   #11
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Complete format. Everything gone.
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Old 05-26-2005, 05:32 AM   #12
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I am not sure if you are on the same track. A format of any kind doesn't really clean a drive. What I am asking is...was it a format or was it a wipe. By a wipe ....I am refering to overwriting the drive with 0's(zeroes). This is a complete removal of information from the drive where as a format actually only removes the sections so as to make the drive unreadable.
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Old 05-26-2005, 05:43 AM   #13
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I only had the one choice. Theyve all been turned to 0's if thats what you mean...
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Old 05-26-2005, 05:52 AM   #14
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Yes that is what i mean..
Did you run chkdisk to repair any bad sectors
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Old 05-26-2005, 05:54 AM   #15
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How do I do that? I cant get into XP remember...
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Old 05-26-2005, 05:57 AM   #16
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you can use a 98se boot diskette to perform it and then try to reinstall xp afterwards
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Old 05-26-2005, 09:33 AM   #17
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Maybe you should check your RAM?
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Old 05-26-2005, 11:22 AM   #18
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Try washing the xp cd with warm soapy water and try again. It could be a dirty or damaged cd.
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I ran out and bought a SATA one. I couldnt help myself. Not the RAM nor the CD so must be the hard drive. Ill try see if works in XP now...
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Keep us posted!!!
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