Thread: formatting pc got stuck on 99% help


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was doing a fresh install of windows xp and on the full format at 99% It froze I waited 30 mins and it was still on 99% so i turned power off and booted from cd now it says disk error because i formatted all partitions does this mean i have no OS and any xp disc wont boot Im busy downloading an xp indego addition as ive used this in the past and it booted no problem any ideas help please advice is very welcome : spook :

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    formatting pc got stuck on 99% help

    was doing a fresh install of windows xp and on the full format at 99% It froze I waited 30 mins and it was still on 99% so i turned power off and booted from cd now it says disk error

    because i formatted all partitions does this mean i have no OS and any xp disc wont boot

    Im busy downloading an xp indego addition as ive used this in the past and it booted no problem any ideas help please

    advice is very welcome


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    could be a dodgy hard drive

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    Yer, run scandisk, chkdisc etc on it.

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    to be honest the xp pro disk i was using hadnt been tested before so could have been a bit dodgy will see what happens when i try and install the indego addition
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    if you got another pc up and running make a win 98 boot disk..(floppy)

    boot up using this, then run fdisk to erase the partition table and rebuild it

    reboot pc then use

    format c: /s

    tis will format the drive and make it bootable..

    the joys of using fdisk is tho it may be slow any bad sectorts wont be added to the partition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neorage View Post
    if you got another pc up and running make a win 98 boot disk..(floppy)

    boot up using this, then run fdisk to erase the partition table and rebuild it

    reboot pc then use

    format c: /s

    tis will format the drive and make it bootable..

    the joys of using fdisk is tho it may be slow any bad sectorts wont be added to the partition.
    this sounds a good option i should add it a laptop though no floppy can i make a 98 boot cd and if so how would appreciate the help
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    makes life a lil bit harder..

    im assuiming your using the xp cd to boot up the machine..

    im just trying to think how to do it,, ill scout about for you and see what i can find..
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    ok i found a old 98 recovery windows media disk tried that its saying missing GLUE error etc

    never seen a glue error before ?


    getting error while running glue part 2
    Last edited by Jooooles; 8th September 2007 at 20:11.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Femalelizzard View Post
    was doing a fresh install of windows xp and on the full format at 99% It froze I waited 30 mins and it was still on 99% so i turned power off and booted from cd now it says disk error

    because i formatted all partitions does this mean i have no OS and any xp disc wont boot

    Im busy downloading an xp indego addition as ive used this in the past and it booted no problem any ideas help please

    advice is very welcome
    Hi mate yep u wont have any operating system , u have a few choices format try the disk again if u get the same error then it still could b ur hd or xp disk get hold of a windows xp disk u know works , then try , have u got the indigo edition or is it still downloading , i have that works a treat but can take a while to boot up , have u scanned ur hard drive by the way as sugguested , u could also create a few partitions using the xp disk , and try installing on another partition , let us know how u get on

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    Quote Originally Posted by biffo1 View Post
    Hi mate yep u wont have any operating system , u have a few choices format try the disk again if u get the same error then it still could b ur hd or xp disk get hold of a windows xp disk u know works , then try , have u got the indigo edition or is it still downloading , i have that works a treat but can take a while to boot up , have u scanned ur hard drive by the way as sugguested , u could also create a few partitions using the xp disk , and try installing on another partition , let us know how u get on

    thanks biffo for the advice but the lappy is not taking any disc at all now just getting a cdrom-non emulation booting error

    indego is still downloading will try that in about 30 mins hopefully


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