Hi guys, I've been googling all day to resolve an issue I have with my laptop. I am using Windows XP Pro. I can install files into my D: partition but everytime I try to access it, the computer just hangs for about 5 minutes and then displays an error message (the common one where you have to select 'send' or 'dont send'). I first formatted the drive within XP. The computer just hung. I then tried the recovery console - format d: /fs NTFS. The progress indicator just stayed at 0% after an hour and the CPU busy light didn't flicker even for a bit. It just stayed on the whole time. I think it has something or everything to do with what I did a few days ago. I had Ubuntu and XP back then. When I got the blue screen of death from XP and after troubleshooting, I had no choice but to format XP. During the XP install, at the part where I'm supposed to select a partition, I saw the partition for Ubuntu and since I had wanted to get rid of Ubuntu and especially the GRUB loader, I hastily deleted the Ubuntu partition hoping that there would've been no complications. XP installed successfully. At this point, I had 4 partitions. I immediately saw a problem with the partition which I believe had previously been assigned to Ubuntu. After trying several things, I thought it would be a quick fix to just delete all the partitions and repartition them and reinstall XP for the second time. This time I made 3 partitions (I did all this in XP setup) and reinstalled XP. However, one partition (D) now still has the same problem. The last thing I tried is what I said above, i.e., trying to format with the XP recovery console. C: and E: drives are working properly at the moment. I read up some more after some google searches, it seems fdisk is the way to go. But I don't want to complicate things more, so I decided to ask for help and here I am. I'm really lost on this one. Please help! Thank you in advance and sorry for the long post.