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Can't format the PC

By Clinkzehffs
May 30, 2008
  1. I put WXP cd in, boot with cd then I wait and when it is about to a place that I will press keys to continue with setup, BSOD RAWR -_-' What to do?
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    If possible remove the Hard Drive and format in another computer
     
  3. Clinkzehffs

    Clinkzehffs TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 75

    Tried plugging the harddisk off and putting a new one in, nothing changed. Does that have something to do with External DVD RW?
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    ?

    Very strange!

    Why are you using an external drive? Just use the internal one, and boot off that
    (Also unplug anything else you might mention, first)
     
  5. Clinkzehffs

    Clinkzehffs TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 75

    Stupid of me by cables or stuff I guess, my BIOS just dont see my internal drives. My primary master is my off harddisk which is IDE but my Fourth HDD which is SATA is my main harddisk. There should be CDs in secondary master and slave but I cant see them. :&
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Well that's better to understand

    Just leave the drive in that you want to format (and remove partition from)
    Unplug the other one (HardDrive)
    Put the CD/DVD on the other IDE cable (you may need to set the back jumper to CS, or Master if that doesn't work)

    Then start your computer and confirm in CMOS that you can see the CD/DVD Drive.
     
  7. Clinkzehffs

    Clinkzehffs TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 75

    K thanks I will try that as soon as I am done with removing malware stuff. Thanks
     
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    No you just want to format it, maybe not!
     
  9. Clinkzehffs

    Clinkzehffs TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 75

    I do want to format it of course but I dont know if that will solve my problem, so I m trying all ways before ^^
     
  10. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    You know I didn't realize (until now ironically) that your other thread: http://www.techspot.com/vb/showthread.php?p=621999#post621999
    was also you.

    Please be aware, you should only have one thread going on one computer at a time.
    Also, regarding your other thread (seeming it's you, may as well write here) Do not reply to yourself 4 times in a row (!) instead of doing that, use EDIT
    That way, I get one email message not 4, not only that, TechSpot doesn't like it either. I have asked Moderators to somehow squash them up together (so it's easier to read)
     
  11. Clinkzehffs

    Clinkzehffs TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 75

    Humm okay, didnt notice i can edit every post of mine heh ^^. Sorry for that, wont happen again.
     
  12. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    It's ok, I hate dentists. I tend to put up with pain a lot (I know, I know)
     
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