1. Unplug USB devices.
2. If item 1 doesn't help, run the hard disk maker's disk test program to see if the hard disk is OK. It may offer a way to wipe the drive clean.
I basically know how to format my hard drive. I boot with my Xp CD and go through all the steps, till I reach the licensing agreement. It asks me to hit F8 to agree, nothing happens.
OS - Windows XP SP2
Which file system is best to format to? I have an 80GB hard drive.
Any help with this problem would be appreciated.