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Old 04-29-2005, 05:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Windows not formatting/examing drive- sits at 0%

I'm trying to install Windows XP on my hard drive and when I tried to have windows XP format it, it sat at 0% for an hour and a half.
I then restarted and formatted it with the Seagate CD, and when the disk attempted to examine the hard drive it again sat at 0%.

I am using a refurbished (was flawed and Seagate sent drive back) 80gig Seagate S/ATA HDD. I used a VIA SATA driver for Windows XP.

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well.. try powermax
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=1386

if powermax wont work for you, post back and ill come up with something
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I have a seagate hard drive. Also, I JUST got it back in the mail from the manufacturer after being refurbished.

BTW I happen to be known for stupid mistakes, so if there's anything obvious that could be wrong, that may be it.
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just try powermax then if that dun work post it and ill help some more..
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Using the Seagate CD didn't work? How did you run it, as in restart, or ?
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Solution:
Be sure to have Windows XP CD in drive when examining/formatting drive.

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