Now...I have been having some issues with my HD having some bad sectors and causing some major headaches and loss of data and rebooting. What I am wanting to do is be able to reformat this drive totally and reinstall Windows XP on it. I have an external USB drive that I have backed up my most important stuff, but I have lost ALOT already.
I have (if needed)...BART's PE disk on the external drive and made a boot disk if needed. I also have an emergency disk from when I fired up the computer the very first time.
I am not worried about keeping all the other junk the manufact. loaded on this thing...I have all the original disks for my other programs..
What do I need to do to format this drive, get rid of the bad sectors and reinstall Windows XP from the disk(s) that I have mentioned.
Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. I don't want to reinstall any more programs back on this drive until I can clear up the problems it is having.