Windows not booting

  spras 12:27 24 Sep 2007

I just built a new computer and put one of my HDD's in it. The HDD currently in it carries windows XP plus a few other bits and bobs, I haven't plugged in my other HDD which carries all my data. I want to format the HDD I have plugged in and install windows Vista, but windows will not boot (in to XP). It comes up with the error:

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage:

Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers, check your hard drive to make sure it is properly confgured and terminated.
Run CHKDSK /F to check for harddrive corruption

STOP: 0x0000007B (0xBACC3528, 0xc0000034, 0x00000000,0x00000000)

I don't see how I can run CHKDSK outside of windows? What can I do about this?

  malcolme 12:51 24 Sep 2007

Have you tried booting your PC from the Vista disc and then formating from there.

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