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Hard Rain

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ok so i posted a few days ago with my problem with unmountable boot volumes and the fact i cannot repair or re-install windows because of system crashes.

Ive been told i need to use F-disk.

My laptop doesnt have a floppy drive so i cant use any of the Dos boot files from bootdisk.com as they only extract onto a floppy.

And my home PC doesnt have a floppy drive either so i cant take them from there onto a cd.

any ideas?
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whatever you can burn into a floppy disk can be put into a CD as well that's if you have a drive to write CD's.
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I can burn discs but when i download the file and run it its an .exe and tells me 'insert floppy to write'
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search for image file not an exe file.
this exe file will have the image write utility to write straight into disk.
look for .iso or .bin and burn it into a CD.
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found this link for you, it has .iso images
http://www.allbootdi...er&filecatid=88
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Your windows disk will actually perform the partition and formatting...simply start windows with the xp disk and follow the instructions to install a new OS, a couple steps in you will be allowed to remove the partition, create a new one and format.
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thanks guys. Ive downloaded the dos 3.3 image file and burned it to cd and set the laptop to boot to CD but all i get is a black screen with a flashing cursor in the top left hand corner and then it goes to the safemode, safemode with command prompt etc screen and there seems to be some hard drive activity. I can get as far as the XP loading screen before the unmountable boot disk blue screen message comes up
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it sounds like a hard disk (physical) problem.
did you try running diagnostics on your drive? like scandisk from safe mode?
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yeah thats what i think it is.

I cant get into safe mode to do any diagnostics. Its gotta be a physical problem because theres limited or no hard drive activity on start up. Ive requested a return/repair/refund from the place i got it from and im waiting on their word. Ive only had it a month and it's still under waranty.
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