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Not Able To Reformat Xp -need Big Help


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#1 azure_fantist

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Posted 26 July 2008 - 01:49 AM

Hi all, I have been trying to reformat my computer and so I tried putting in the XP installation disc into it and intend for it to delete the initial partition and hence reinstall the xp.

But as I follow the instructions in the screen, whether I choose the option of installing a new xp or the second option of deleting the partition, a blue screen (technical error) will pops up. The error code is 0x0000008E C0xC0000005, 0xF741CB86, 0xF6F89800, 0x00000000

So what do I do about it? I really need to format my computer... Is there any other ways? Please do help me

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Posted 26 July 2008 - 01:53 AM

Try using a utility like Active Killdisk to over write the drive.

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Posted 26 July 2008 - 02:04 AM

hi there
so do I download Bootable ISO Image for KillDisk for DOS Professional version or Bootable ISO Image for KillDisk for DOS Free version? Or is it not these 2?

I'm not sure about it, can you guide me instead? Sorry about it

Edited by azure_fantist, 26 July 2008 - 02:12 AM.


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Posted 26 July 2008 - 02:12 AM

Download KillDisk Suite(Free)v.5.0 - complete package containing DOS and Windows executables, bootable disk creators, license and documentation. Installer and uninstaller are included.

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Posted 26 July 2008 - 02:30 AM

and so do I run this when my computer is in the desktop screen or need to burn it into a disk????

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Posted 26 July 2008 - 02:35 AM

The menu on the left side of the page has a user's guide which is pretty clear in their instructions.

http://www.killdisk.com/bootablecd.htm

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 07:16 AM

If it is gonna be a bootable disk, I do not see a point for me to download KillDisk Suite(Free)v.5.0... Kinda confused here as in the link it says 'have uncompressed KD-SETUP.EXE', using what software to uncompress?

Edited by azure_fantist, 27 July 2008 - 07:17 AM.





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