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#1 mdoggy39

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 08:56 PM

Hey guys, got computer from work, when i boot, says error loading operating system, so i decide to format and install windows, gets to the agree to terms page, then get this screen
"an error occurred while setup was updating partition information on:38155 MB disk 0 at id 0 on bus 0 on atapi MBR
Setup cannot continue, quit setup press F3."
any ideas what is going on??
thanks.

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#2 cryptodan

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 08:58 PM

Try doing a fixmbr in the recovery console or by going to www.allbootdisks.com and getting a Windows 98SE boot floppy or CD and run fdisk /mbr on the drive to repair the mbr.

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 08:20 AM

When you formatted...did you delete all partitions existing on the disk first?

Did you use the XP CD to format/partition/install?

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 03:18 PM

thanks guys, looks like the hard drive is shot.

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 04:14 PM

You ran a manufacturer's diagnostic on the drive?

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