Originally Posted by Mak213
Wow. Sounds like you got a serious issue going on with your system. This goes beyond your Hard Drive.
Have you tried to flash your BIOS?
But as an update, I couldn't get the gparted cd to work, but I did use an ubuntu CD that seemed to work. I "deleted" the whole partition according to it. When I restarted, it still had the Windows loading bar there. The XP CD got farther this time, but when I tried to format, I got a BSOD and an "driver irql not less or equal" message. I am trying to repair right now.
OK, the XP CD gets stuck with this message.
Examining 143087 MB Disk 0 at 0 on bus 0 on atapi...
I do appreciate the help! I think I will try and see if the Ubuntu CD will get me any farther...
The Ubuntu CD seems to be working and is at 64% now.
If I do end up needing to flash it, I have a GA-P35-DS3L, but I'm not quite sure if its revision 1 or 2...
I installed Ubuntu successfully! I am reformating with XP now, but If I run into any problems, I know where to ask.