a serious disk error

  nosmo 20:06 08 Aug 2008

Packard Bell Windows XP2
After getting a virus and messing everything up,I decided to try to restore from my PB recovery disks.
I get so far,and then this comes up

Attention:A serious disk error has occurred while writing to drive C.

Ihave tried another H/D and the sme thing happens
Any help would be very welcome.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:34 08 Aug 2008

This can occurr if it is not the original drive (PB may "tatoo" their drives) or if the partition sizes have been changed on the drive.

  nosmo 21:03 08 Aug 2008

Fruit Bat /\0/\
Thanks for that.Ihave all the correct disks and they load up correctly.boot disc to tatto drive and
then main disk asks if I want to run recovery.Ok and all start to run till the Attention appears in box at top and everything stops.I used the seagate site to check disk. It seemed to be OK

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:47 08 Aug 2008

Could also be struggling to read the CDs.

Polish CDs and clean drive or try another drive.

  nosmo 22:16 08 Aug 2008

Fruit Bat /\0/\
have tried all those. will try to reformat disk wih DOS thanks anyway If I have any success will come back to let you know.

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