okay, maybe I'm misunderstanding you... it has a problem DURING the installation. You dont write zeros from within a windows environement. You download a program (like maxtors firstaid, get one that is by your HDD manufacturer), xtract it on a bootable floppy, boot to it and then run the program from a Dos prompt. Scan the HDD, and if repairable let it repair then write 0's to it. Word of warning, do NOT do this on OLD hard drives and be prepared to spend a long time, because on large volume drives this takes a very long time. Also, read up on the type of HDD you have to make sure writing zero's is okay (it's also known as a low level format).
If you argue with an idiot he will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
I am not a fast writer.
I am not a slow writer.
I am a half-fast writer.