Hi... sry i haven't taken the trouble to introduce myself... but truth be told i'm in a bit of a hurry and honestly a bit panicky... iv'e been trying to reinstall windows xp for a while. i have 5 partitions, i've got win 98 on d: and xp on c: however i cant seem to get xp to install... everytime i tried i would get soem error or the other after i'm done installing. now however i cant even format c: If i use msdos to format it checks for bad sectors and then just as its starting to format it says bad disk or disk unusable or soemthign similar. the format utility in windows xp setup also says i cnat format it. so since i cant format it i cant install on it.. however the windows 98 os on D: seems to be working alright... i can even access the files on c: from 98. so what is wrong? is the disk physically screwed up? thanx.