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The formatting stops at 22%. I run the format utility by using the Xp pro cd and after deleting the partion I want to format the hard drive. The formatting stops at 22% everytime I run it. I restarted the PC a few times (its an HP laptop) I also tried a different XP cd but no luck. at one point I left the laptop run for a few hours at it was stuck at 22% please help. Thanks
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Chances are the disk has a corruption at that point, try running a dos scandisk to confirm this, you might then be able to then isolate the bad area by partitioning up the hard drive.


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You could also use this

To completely erase all data on the drive(s)

Download Boot and Nuke

Using Boot and Nuke

Use the autonuke option, which could take 8 hours or so, then when you run Windows set up, check it is creating a RAW1 partition on C, if the drive letter is different, restart the PC and it should default to C
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