need assistance asap *plz help*

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  1. 4G63

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    Got Boost ?

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    I have a laptop here (compaq presario 900)
    im trying to format it and reinstall winXp but it simply will not let me format.
    Ive tried to a few things but it keeps saying unable to format or something like that.
    Ive never had a problem like this, ususlly it just goes on and formats when I tell it to.
    I inserted the Xppro cd and it booted from the disk, I went throught a few steps then selected to delete/format. and it wont let me.

    any ideas.
    this is my first expericance doing a laptop but ive done many deck tops.
    is it just a fuck up cuz its a laptop ? (I cant see that beeing a prob but im not sure)

    any suggestions/ ideas ?
     
  2. Dural

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    When you boot from the cd and format with that option, what is the error. That should be the fail safe way to do it?
     
  3. Fr3nChY

    You Guessed it.

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  4. Xtreme989

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    the laptop doesn't have a hidden compaq partition does it? I formatted my toshiba the other day and it would let me go through until i deleted the special system tools partition on it.
     

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