Windows wont Reformat

By trs629
Dec 21, 2007
  1. Reformating Error (0x000007B)

    When I try to reformat windows xp on my computer it wont allow me and goes straight away to an error message. When I attempt to reformat I am using the disk provided by dell. The error is 0x000007B. The process starts like normal when I insert disk while Windows is running then continue to start-up interface after it automatically restarts then after it finishes loading everything right before the partition screen the error appears. I have tried to start the disk straight from the start but no luck.

    Computer Specs:
    Dell XPS 710 H2C
    x6800 @ 2.94 GHz
    WDC WD1600ADFS-75SLR2
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You have either a bad hard drive or bad RAM. Test both.
  3. plasma dragon00

    plasma dragon00 TS Rookie Posts: 172

    try DBAN

    this will completely zero fill the hard drive, and then after that, you can just reinstall xp. make sure you back up your data first!!!
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