Cannot boot up XP, not even in Safe Mode


Recently my computer starting crashing all the time and runing slow. Eventually it wouldnt even boot up XP, not even in Safe Mode. So I decided to reinsaill XP on my laptop

When I boot up from the XP PRO cd, I selected to delete all partiotns that were there, and tried to create a new partiion and install on that. After I selected to Format the partition Using the NTFS file system, I get a error after finish says there is a problem with the disk.

Is my hard drive damaged, or do I have a virus?

I Tried using the Quick, and the Full NTFS format, both returned same error.


This question was answered on April 18, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

What you need to do is go to and download a boot disk for Win XP that has the

format and fdisk utilities on it..

Then boot up your computer with that disk that you

created and it should take you to the command prompt..

First format your hard drive using format C: command

Then create partition using fdisk

Then use the XP disk and try to reinstall windows.

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Posted by Nyree of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on April 18, 2004