Hi, my laptop suddendly crashed on me it would boot up but half way through a blue screen would appear for about 1 second then go and windows would boot up again. This cycle constantly continued without actually loading windows at all.
So with this happening i thought i'd try and reinstall windows from my disc. Reading from a few sites i followed the instructions and get to the screen: Windows Xp Home Edition Setup where it says please wait while setup formats the partition. After it being on for about 2 hours it only managed to get to 3%(twice now it has stopped at 3%) Please any advice on this matter would be grateful because i'm pulling my hair out now. I'm not bothered about any files i've lost but would like my laptop up and running for surfing the net.
Thanks in advance
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Well, you've lost anything on the drive by trying to format anyway, even if it didn't complete.
If formatting stops at 3% each time it's pointing strongly at a HDD problem.
To be sure, you could run a HDD diagnostic test, but I'd wager you'll likely find that's …
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