Interesting XP Reformat Hang

By Valarius
Aug 25, 2008
  1. Tried several times now, and nothing i've done has worked.

    Bought a computer today, and i'm trying to reformat the harddrive, but haven't met with success.

    I've deleted the partition on the harddrive. I've tried several times to install windows XP home onto the harddrive. Everytime I try, it hangs indefinately at 0%. I've left it at the screen for hours, and haven't come across any progress whatsoever.

    Any suggestions for a fix would be appreciated. We've tried unplugging several things, and unplugged all unnecessary things, but have yet to yield any worthwhile results. I can make it to the point where it actually starts reformatting, however it just hangs at 0% indefinately.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Some Hard Drive controllers need the F6 press on Windows install ("Press F6 to install any 3rd party drivers" <- can't remember the lingo, but you get the picture)

    So go to your Manufacture support page, and check for any Dos drivers you download/extract to floppy/Cd

    Otherwise itcould be faulty Ram, (but for a new computer, do you really want to test the Hardware?)
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