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Hard Disk not formatting

On starting my computer a message showed "Error loading O.S."
So I tried to format my hard drive.But during installation of Windows XP an error cropped that "the sectors of the hard disk where table is stored is corrupted".After this the installation stopped. I tried it many times but same problem is shown. Please help.

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  • MiiiT Oct 22, 2008

    I told that the Operating System is not loading and neither the formatting is taking place.
    So,I can't go to my computer........
    Please suggest something else.


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Ok..you may want to do a chkdsk..open my computer..then highlight the main drive..right click go to properties. then you will see some options..tools is what you want..click on that tab, and them there will be an error checking option..follow that through, and it will run on restart..

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