Watford Electronics & Formatting Problem

  freddie911boot 19:44 27 Oct 2005

I recently purchased a ?500 PC from Watford Electronics for my son's birthday. When I started it up XP loaded but there were error messages and I agreed to a system recovery. There were numerous "problems in the extracting process" and so I decided to format the drive and do a clean install. Once the format started a message came up: Trying to recover allocation unit and after 24 hours it was nowhere near finished. I have formatted and reinstalled in the past with no problem, so, does anyone have any idea what the problem is and will Watford Electronics ever answer my emails?

Thank you!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:33 27 Oct 2005

I recently purchased

If under warrenty send it back.

  interzone55 20:46 27 Oct 2005

Classic sympton of a goose hard drive, send the PC back.

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