okay, did you say that it froze while formating the system??? Now, are you formating a slave drive from windows or is this the system drive being format either in Dos or via the XP installation CD... or is it looking during the reinstallation of XP. If its during the installation of XP, do a flat file install (mamually copy the XP cab files to the HDD in a created folder and run from there). May want to write zeros, partition and then format (only reason I'm saying this is due to the error during a format and assuming you repartitioned it). Also, make sure to get the MBD chipset drivers and install those!!!!
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