xp pro unable to format

  e-t 19:24 14 Nov 2003

im trying to install xp pro on to a new hard drive but i can only get to the stage win xp was unable to format the hhd this is the second new drive i have tried, different makes, same error message, could this be a faulty motherboard. hdd is detected on boot up. motherboard is an a asus a7v8x-x latest version.

  alan 2273 19:37 14 Nov 2003

Have you tried formatting from a bootable floppy, then installing xp.

  Terrahawk 19:44 14 Nov 2003

have you created a primary partition to install on to

  e-t 19:44 14 Nov 2003

i thought you had to boot from your d: drive to install win xp

  e-t 19:45 14 Nov 2003

win xp does all this for you on set up

  e-t 19:47 14 Nov 2003

win xp pro is unable to format the partition

  woodchip 19:49 14 Nov 2003

Get a Win98se Floppy disc click here put a clean floppy in drive double click on download and it will create a Start Floppy disc. Now with the disc you need to start the computer and type FDISK Choose use large disc support and create a partition and make it active shut the computer off. then restart the comp with the floppy in and at a:\> type Format C:

  DieSse 21:25 14 Nov 2003

What size hard drive - perhaps it's too large for the system BIOS?

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