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ok so ive been having some windows problems the last couple days, might have gottena virus or something but norton couldnt get it, so i decided to reformatt the hd and get a clean slate. so i put in my copy of windows xp media center and booted the cd, went through the menu, put in the product key. and then windows restarted itself. i assumed that it was supposed to do that. then when it went to load windows this screen popped up and asked what windows i would like to load, the 2 choices were proffessional and media center but it would let me select media center cause the keyboard wouldnt move up or down in the menu, so after the time runs out it goes to the regular screen that appears when u boot windows form the cd before the installed windows opens andf it was loading setup and all that stuff so i thought everything was fine but then i got a blue screen that said windows encountered a problem and had to shut down and that i might have a virus or other problem with my hardrive. im thinking " no duh dumb ass thats why im trying to reformatt" so i restart a couple times and same thing happens. now windows wont even load regularly it just goes straight to the windows setup and then i get the error?
please please please help me fix this without having to rma my hardrive, i think its still under warranty but still. i know that theres no way to manually clean the harddrive without like holding a powerful magnet to it and permanantly destroying it which wpould probably void the warranty lol.
i would greatly appreciate any advice at all no matter how stupid u might think it is cause i will give it a try, and thank you ahead of time
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Didn't partiton the drive right homie...no worry
Fdisk via Ultimate Boot CD...
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i didnt even get to the partitioning step of the reformatting yet, windows restarted right after i selected yes when it asked if i wanted to download upgrades for windows setup. it never started wiping the old stuff and then partitioning and installing windows. and what is ultimate boot cd?
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Download it and make the CD...boot from cd...wipe it clean in DOS.
No software cleaner will get rid of it all.
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post #5 of 11
If you go to the western digital website you can download their Data lifeguard tools either Dos or cd boot versions and use it to reformat your drive before you try to install windows.
Link-http://support.wdc.com/download/inde...pid=18&swid=47
hope this helps.
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post #6 of 11
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ultimate boot cd worked! thx so much guys. now i have a new problem though which is my fault lol. i cant seem to find the floppy disk i had that contained the sata drivers for my mobo so now when i try to install windows it says that it cant find a hardrive. how could i get the drivers without the floppy? i mean i can probably dl them from the abit site but do i need to dl it in like an iso and burn to a cd? or can i just stick the file on a floppy and itll work?
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ultimate boot cd worked! thx so much guys. now i have a new problem though which is my fault lol. i cant seem to find the floppy disk i had that contained the sata drivers for my mobo so now when i try to install windows it says that it cant find a hardrive. how could i get the drivers without the floppy? i mean i can probably dl them from the abit site but do i need to dl it in like an iso and burn to a cd? or can i just stick the file on a floppy and itll work?
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Download and put them on a floppy.
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ok so i dled the sata drivers but the folder is 3.5 mb which is too big for a floppy, anyone know what i should do now?
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post #10 of 11
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i tryed to copy the contents of the disk folder onto a floppy and tryed using it when windows asked me to insert the disk with the sata drivers but it didnt work. so now i donno what to do. i took of screenshots of the folders to show u guys whats in them.
the contents of the main folder excluding the subfolders comes to about 1.42mb the contents of the gui folder is just a setup file thats 1.86mb
the disk folder and 2kxp folder are just bout 250 and 350 kb respectively


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