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Every time I try to reformat my hard drive on my laptop it tells me that this hard drive cannot be formatted.... My conclusion is that gateway has some sort of block on it. Is there a way to bypass any of this? What can I do, I hate the vista that it has on it and I want to install my XP SP2? Thanks

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    Do you have the original recovery disks or is the recovery partition built on to the hard drive? Do you see a screen that shows Norton GoBack when it loads up?

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