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Hdd does not setup xp

My seagatehdd has some bad sectors and itcant take setup xp. how i setup xp on it?

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Go to www.grc.com/spinrite.htm

Download this program and copy it to a cd run it on the defective hard drive

It should map out all of the bad clusters

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You can use Partition Magic. By this software, you can repartition your HDD & Hide the partition that have BAD sector. Make a new partition without bad sector space & active it as a primary partition. That's ok. Now you can install XP.

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

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