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Solved: Error While Trying To Reformat Hard Drive with Windows XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by cherbrig, Jan 25, 2007.

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  1. cherbrig

    cherbrig Thread Starter

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    During the process of "setting of windows" while reformatting my hard drive. The screen when black, when it came back it said that there was a problem and to keep from doing damage to your computer, windows was shutting down. It said to restart computer and that if the problem continued then the following steps should be followed.

    In bios disable the memory cache

    If you have new hardware...disconnect the new hardware, uninstall drivers and programs.

    I tried several times to finish the reformatting...but to no avail... I am using windows xp CD
     
  2. bonk

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    Welcome,

    A bit more info would help.....

    Why are you reformatting?

    What have you added latley?

    What specs are the PC?
     
  3. cherbrig

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    I was reformatting because of a problem I was while on the internet...No matter what web site I was at my computer would automatically start typing in the address bar. When I first had this problem back in November I contacted AOL and they said for me to uninstall AOL and then reinstall it..Run a virus scan...which I did and no viruses. But that if the problem persist then I would need to reformatt my hard drive...Well the problem came back yesterday...So I tried to reformatt today...

    Today I was able to use my Windows xp cd and go through the steps of deleting the paritions and creating paritions, formatting the drive but when it came to windows setting up, that's when I got the error 0x7000. I kept trying to restart computer with the hopes of getting past the error message, but I couldn't.

    I haven't installed any new hardware...
    I am pretty sure that my windows xp cd is good..I just used it to install an operating system on a new hard drive...And I had no problems.
     
  4. bonk

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    Have you tried reformatting again........maybe the hard drive has something still on it.
     
  5. Old Rich

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    Did you first delete partition(s) and then create new one(s)?
     
  6. cherbrig

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    Yes I deleted the partitions and created them...Then when it went to setting up windows, that's where I got the error...I tried again a few more times...With no luck
     
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    I have tried a few times to reformat again...But I still keep getting the same error
     
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