I'm reinstalling my OS on my laptop and i just upgraded the RAM on it so it'll work with XP. I tried installing 2000 first so I would have an NTSF file system and install drivers and whatnot before XP came in the mail. It only gave me one option and that was to format in NTSF (no quick format option available). I tried this and it didn't get past 0%. I took the harddrive out of of the laptop and put it on my desktop (via adapter) and I tried to format it under windows but the progress bar wouldn't move and if i tried a quick format, after about 4 seconds I got an error message that said that windows could not finish formatting the drive. This drive worked fine before, no problems at all. I tried diagnostic tools, but they didn't work because there are too many harddrives on my desktop and its seen as a clone of another drive. (meaning one harddrive is listed twice). The harddrive is a Seagate Momentus 5200.2 (60GB) pulled from a hewlett-packard laptop. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
EDIT: It was pulled form a hewlett-packard but is currently residing in a dell latitude CPi A
UPDATE: When I put in the XP cd and it says "press any key to boot from CD..." and press any key and the cursor still blinks, but the HDD light stays solid and nothing happens. Than after about a minute, the screen just goes blank.
Edited by TheYoda, 28 March 2007 - 12:28 PM.