Here's the skinny:
Friend of mine gave me her pc, said it would keep rebooting on her. Well finally was able to get to fdisk and partition the drives, 2 drives, one is 2 Gig, and the other 10 Gig. But when i try to format the drive, using the format.com tool for mthe boot disk, no go. I can't even extract the format.com utility from the boot disk, gives me a drive failure error. I know my drives are al working, did a diag on all drives and they are there, can see dir of each. Here's the problem, everytime I try to format it tells me unable to format, this is using the win98 or win xp cd-rom disk, there is problem with the drive, anyone know a workaround for this problem, obviously i need some sort of utility to fix the drive, any ideas of what I can use and where i can get the software. Right now as it stands, both drives re-partitioned, but not formatted, it won't let me format. I have both Win98, and WInXP cd's, original copies. The pc had XP on it before, formatted with a NTFS file system, but has since been erased. How can i get these 2 drives formatted???? LEt me know if you require more info.