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X-Cannon

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I get this crap when I try to format my computer with Windows XP Pro, it shows me 2

things at the bottom

131070 MB Disk 0 at id 0 on atapi [MBR]

 C:    Partition1 [NTFS]                             131062 MB < 113649 MB Free>
      Unpartitioned space                                 8 MB

I just want to format and I can't delete the Partition1 it says unable to delete because it

has some temperary files and when I select the unpartitioned one I can't delete it I can

only create one but WTH 8 MB I bought a 160GB Drive with the computer everything

inside it I just installed the OS xp Pro about 4 months ago but noticed problems like not

being abe to click on help and sometimes the USB and network card wouldn't work stuff

like that

PLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ HELP ME I REALLY NEED TO HAVE THIS FIXED.

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Xp will not allow you to delete the partition?

I should allow you to crash your machine then format ntfs or fat, go ntfs, then install OS.

Should is the key word.

M

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I have tried to repair it and still samething. How can I crash the

computer, without anything else going wrong? After I format I know

what to do, I've asked 3 or 4 friends of mine and they say the've never

seen this message before. ALSO I was thinking about a program the

TSS was talkign about that formats your computer 100% as if you've

never had anything on that HD before but can't find it. Any ideas?

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Are you in Windows while trying to do this?

Windows won't let you format or repartition the C: drive while you're running.

If you're looking to redo the entire drive, use your XP Install CD and perform a clean installation.

Backup any data you'll want to reload.

Backup the setup files for any applications you've downloaded.

Get all your application installation CDs handy.

You'll have to reinstall all your applications.

Early in the install process the XP CD will let you delete any existing partitions and create + format new ones.

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Either one, will wipe your harddrive, clean. Factory fresh. You run them from a boot floppy/CD.

But, I would definitely try CurlingSteve's suggestion, first.

Here's a link to the method used for harddrive erasing, using Eraser:

Darik's Boot and Nuke

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Thats what I did put the XP Cd in and rebooted, but got that message when

trying to format and install XP. AND now when I try to start the computer it

won't let me past the bootscreen the loader goes by 1 time and than it

freezes I think this is because it said "do you want to repair Windows XP

Pro bootscreen" and I said yes so I can't do anything to it I'm at my other

PC now and I've tried everything to get it to go past the bootscreen. Safe

mode, last known good configuration, etc...

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Lets try A different approach. Go to Bootdisk.com, and make a floppy bootdisk for win98. Reboot with the floppy and at the A:> prompt type in fdisk. Then deleate any or all partitions it list. Then put in your XP CD and reboot with that. It should let you Formate then.

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My preference is killdisk. Free version make one pass but you could make one pass over and over and over. Then if your machine will boot from cd go with it. If not get the xp boot disks out.

Fresh install for the new year.

g'luck

M

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do you have your PC set to boot off of the floppy first, then your CD, then your HHD?

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JSKY Thank you, it works now but I'm not going to install XP yet cause it's only showing 127 GB's out of 160 GB's so I have to call my PC manufacturer and tell them how can I update my BIOS to get all my HD space.

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Ok I just formated and still get the 127 out of 160 but w/e My problem is the

Ethernet and USB controlers there in the Other Devices section in the Device

Manager I installed the all the drivers I got from my PC manufacturer but still

it won't work, I can't go on the internet on that PC so I can't update the

drivers. I formated twice, I have Win XP Pro. I need some real help PLEASE.

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Hi X-Cannon

The issue with your drive not reporting the full amount is due to the 127 Gigabyte barrier which requires LBA (Large Block Adressing) to read drives of over 127 G.

This was installed with SP1 for XP so once you can get online and get SP2, you will get the LBA update and your full drive should be available to you.

Please explain more about your Ethernet and USB problems as XP should have the drivers for these devices natively and they should work without secondary drivers.

Dave

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I'll get SP2 as soon as I can

I have an Intel® mother board and I installed the LAN and chipset

software that came with the computer I installed the audio and video

drivers and thats all I have on the computer all took up about 1.9 GB's I

didn't install the firewall yet or the antivirus so there not causing a

problem I'm stuped I have no idea what to do. I would take it to my

manufacturer but my warenty is finished so you guys are my last hope.

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