booting the XP installation CD then choosing the repair option to access the Recovery Console.
Once in the Recovery Console try typing chkdsk /f /r then press the enter/return key and allow the scan to happen.
When finished type EXIT and allow the reboot and re-try the installation.
I have taken the task of helping my friend build a computer. We have bought hardware from all over the place and have all the parts we need. The problem is when we go to install XP onto the hard drive, the installation stops and gives a blue screen error. It says that there is a bad sector on the hard drive. I have tried to format the drive but no success. My question is, is there any way to save this hard drive and if so how do I do that?