WinXP..Unable to Format + PC Rebooting Problems.

By skipper ยท 6 replies
Aug 29, 2005
  1. Well it all first started about 2 weeks ago when i used my usuall PerfectDisk Programme overnight and set it to Defrag and then a PageFile Defrag when i rebooted. I went to reboot but constantly as the windows XP loaded, it would just restart over and over again. I tried everything..Loading from Safe Mode etc etc. The only thing i could do was format. But when i tried to format, it always got stuck on 40% :/ I tried this many times and then the only way i could get my PC booted was by formatting the NFTS(Quick) because the normal NFTS got stuck at 40%

    So i already knew something was wrong. A few days passed and everything was ok, other than a few strange file errors which i never had before i formatted. I turned my computer off one night and the next morning, same problem..Didnt reboot..Once again..had to format using the NFTS(Quick) because NFTS got stuck on 40% again..Now i have my PC here..Online..Just not going to switch it off in fear of me needing to format it again. If anybody has a solution to my problem i would be very gratefull. I think its mainly to do with the NFTS or some corrupted Hard Drive files.

    I am currently runnning XP with SP1. Before the 2 formats i had SP2 with full updates, but i have also had some random errors when installing random stuff really.

  2. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    I suggest you go to the HD makers site and download and a check utility on the drive.
  3. skipper

    skipper TS Rookie Topic Starter

    My HardDrive is a Maxtor6Y080L0

    I googled and found Maxtors site but couldnt find any CheckDisk Utility, i would be eternally gratefull if someone could point me in the right direction.
  4. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Have a look here for a list of diagnostic utilities.

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  5. skipper

    skipper TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well, this is abit weird lol..On the Maxtor Site only the Spanish and Brazilian Download Sections work :/ Perhaps i should just start some random clicking through the setup now :)
  6. skipper

    skipper TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well, that didnt seem to work, i followed the instructions but when i booted with the Floppy in A: nothing happened, weird :(
  7. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    You need to go into your BIOS and make sure that your first boot device is the Floppy Drive. Second boot device being your CD-ROM, and lastly being your HDD.
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