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Check disk

by fireguyinont / September 15, 2004 7:25 AM PDT

I just formatted my hard drive and re-installed Win XP.
Now every time I boot up it wants to check the disk, times out and starts up again.What might the problem be?
Thanks in advance.

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For starters you formatted the disk.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 15, 2004 7:34 AM PDT
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A clean install of XP does not involve formatting the drive prior to install. Its a great way of creating issues.

http://www.blackviper.com/Articles/OS/InstallXPPro/installxppro1.htm shows a clean install and... no format of the hard disk was done.

It's also possible the install is incorrect or incomplete. Most don't know to install motherboard or other drivers which Microsoft won't do for us.

Bob

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Re: Check disk
by Merl Priester / September 15, 2004 7:35 AM PDT
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Why did you format and start over?

Could be a bad drive, a bad install, etc.

Will it boot in safe mode or can you get that far?

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Re: Check disk
by fireguyinont / September 15, 2004 7:45 AM PDT
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Computer completely crashed, couldn't start it up even in safe mode. The only way to get it going was in start with the Win XP disc and format and reinstall.

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(NT) (NT) And the format was a mistep. Try again.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 15, 2004 7:51 AM PDT
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Re: Check disk
by Merl Priester / September 15, 2004 4:15 PM PDT
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Check the drive for problems with software provided by manufactureres website.

If it crashed, most likely the drive is bad.

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