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Blue Screen of Death during windows installation

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I am having a problem with my laptop, It has windows XP media edition, It became ill with a virus and infected the system, now whenever I try to log on windows in safemode or regular mode it freezes, so I decided to reformat the harddrive and reinstall windows with the cd that came with the laptop, but as soon as I start to restore everything a blue screen comes up that says fatal system failure. The only thing I am able to do is log onto windows in safemode with command prompt but I can only use the command prompt cant do anything with windows. I have a Raw harddrive (whatever that means) Please help!!
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RAW basically means, the drive is not formatted. If the drive shows RAW format after using Recovery CD, I'd suspect bad hard drive.
Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech....ay.cfm?ttid=287
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Try to format the hard disk with another program before recovering. Download GParted and create a bootable CD. Boot with the disk and use the program to delete old partitions, create and format new ones.
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