Hard Drive Won't Format Past 38%

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Duglus

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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
 
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Welcome to TSG.

How are you formating in the other computer?

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

WD
SeaGate
Maxtor
 
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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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