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IDE disk failure

I was installing windows xp on an old computer, HD 80Gb, at the end of the formating process crashed, now I have an IDE disk failure and cannot start the computer

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1. reformat it again
2. while installing windows xp, you should format it in Fat(32) full format
3. dont format as quick format
4. try it

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