I have been trying to reformat a hardrive with windows xp. My buddy's Dell laptop wasn't working too good and it was from his old job which had restrictions by an administrative account we didnt have the password to, so i said i would reformat it for him. I have done plenty of them before but this one i am having problems with.
I have tried reformatting it multiple times already and each time it seems like i get a to a different point and receive a different error message. Some have been referring to the hard drive, some referring to certain files when being copied, unable to start operating system, and i have gotten the physical memory dump blue screen multiple times(these messages are not word for word, its just basically what i remember from them).
I deleted all the partitions and started from scratch every time. Sometimes it wont even let me start reformatting, a bunch of times i got as far as the files being copied when it will just crap out on me saying a certain file is corrupt or what not. One time i even got as far as going through the setup for windows xp where they ask you to type in a computer name for your computer but then in the middle with only 20 something minutes remaining, the physical memory dump, blue page popped up.
Can someon help me? I am hoping its not that bad because i have actually gotten as far as the windows xp setup. Maybe i did something wrong or something is wrong with the harddrive...?