I'm having problems after a recent fresh reinstall of XP onto my partitioned Seagate HD.
Now XP does an instant crash/restart whenever I:
Execute any virus scan,
or run any sector-by-sector HD check utility.
In short, it seems that anytime any program tries to read from C:RECYCLER folder, XP instantly restarts.
(See this link for my previous post:
I completed one HD check utility from Seagate and it returned a SMART error. I'd like to try fixing this if possible. Would reformatting and/or removing the partition help? or are there any other less drastic measures?