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Hard Drive Won't Format Past 38%

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Duglus, Sep 12, 2004.

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  1. Duglus

    Duglus Thread Starter

    Sep 12, 2004
    I've tried everything. When booting to the Windows 98 CD to do a fresh install everything goes fine until it's formatting. It gets to 38% and just hangs. I've taken the hard drive out, put it in my other computer and formatted it FAT32 with no problem. As soon as I try to install the OS that's when the fromatting problem occurs. I've ran a scandisk and everthing looked good. Any ideas? Thanks
  2. ratchet


    Dec 15, 2001
    Welcome to TSG.

    How are you formating in the other computer?

    You might want to check the drive with the manufacturers diagnostic software.

  3. kodi


    Aug 1, 2004
    Why are you trying to format the drive during installation?
    If the drive is already formatted you just need to install the Operating system without formatting.
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