I am trying to format my 80gb hdd and install XP back on. However during the format it said that the hard drive had a bad sector. So i have made a boot disk and I am running Scan Disk. However every 5 minutes the system gives 3 short beeps and stops and reduces the fan speed down, If i press any key it then up the fan speed and resume the scan disk.
Your question seems to have a lot more questions inside it. Why are you having to format and reinstall? (Probably instability or system crashes?) Can you remember making any changes which started the present trouble (For instance have you added more RAM recently?)
Sorry to put it this way, but maybe whatever fault has occurred, didn't start with trying to format your HD.
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