Friend at work. PC was in a mess so she brought it in and I tried to format using the supplied Full XP CD. After the procedure it told me it was unable to format and that the disc was probably damaged. So she bought a new one and the exact same message appears after trying to format it.
Please does anyone have any idea as to why this could happen. It's a Fujitsu Siemens with a new 500Gb Seagate Barracuda.