laptop trouble, OS Installs

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  1. DigiCrime

    DigiCrime If Only!

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    I want to install windows 2003 or even 2000 but it stops at 50%, even XP Pro does the same thing it stops at 50%... Fedora and 98 install just fine. :dunno:

    The differences I think is NTFS, when it formats for ntfs then it sticks, if I do a fat32 then XP installs fine... whats the problem ?

    IBM Thinkpad R50
     
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    download Seagate SeaTools and test your hdd. Takes an hour or so for the "full" test. But it will tell you 100% how your hard drive is doing. If it passes, then try again with "quick format"
     
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    DigiCrime If Only!

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    cool thanks, I did a quick format and it went fine, linux shows the drive is going bad so that might be whats wrong here
     
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    you need to run SeaTools
     
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    You can convert after as well - not sure if that will fix it, but another way to go.
     
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    converting file systems is NOT the answer.

    If the drive is bad, it's is bad...
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    True - but I don't see why the file system would make a difference if it was indeed a hardware problem.
     
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    VERY different.

    FAT32 will install in certain near-fail situations where NTFS will not.

    Running SeaTools is the answer.
     

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