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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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Restart your computer during the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup


Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart


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During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
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