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My hard disk can't be formatted when I try to install Xp.

It doesn't accept to be formatted it causes an error

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    Nicolas May 11, 2010

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If u r sure your hdd is not broken.remove ur memory stick and video card (if any) then clean the golden terminals with the pencil eraser , re-insert it. try to format it again. be sure u have selected the first drive to boot is ur cd drive. if this doesnt work, its time for u to buy a new hdd. i hope this can help.

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