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Hard disk failure

While attempting to load winXP in my old hard disk,i got a error message as follows: "stop:c0000221 unknown hard error \system root\system 32\ntdll.dll" after that how many times i tried i am unable to format my hard disk using winXP bootable disk.i also used the disk manager of my hardisk it formated the hard disk with low level formatting.then i tried installing win98 but it hanged while checkin the disk.what can i do to solve this problem.

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Re: hard disk failure

Hi, assuming the hdd won't finish a format, it is possible that some sectors are damaged. If you still want to try and use the hdd even with these defects, you can try and partition the hdd. Guesstimate at what point the hdd stops responding and really guess where the defects end. With this info, partition the hdd into 3 with the middle containing the defective sectors. Format only the first and third partitions. For simplicity, Win98 might be easier to work with rather than XP. Hope this be of some help. Do post again and let us know how things turn up.

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