Harddrive broken? Or system error? IDK

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    I am having trouble installing windows xp to my netvista, which is not modified in anyway except i removed one of the ram sticks to clear up a 1-3-3-1 error beep code.

    The reason im reinstalling is because it worked great until one day it started getting to the boot screen, and then an error would show and it would be in a reboot loop until i pulled the plug. There is nothing i want to keep on that computer as it was for games only.

    I put my usb in my computer and its all great, until i reach formatting... then i chose "full" the first time and it was at 0% for at least a day. Then i tried quick, and i got to 100% and it stayed there. I really dont know what to do.

    Im starting to think it's a hard-drive problem but im not sure.

    Note: I cannot login to the desktop menu screen
     
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    did you first go into the bios and choose to boot from a flash drive?

    what is the make, model and model number of the pc??

    are you sure it is a full install on the flash drive and not a recovery install??

    did you do a test of your memory with memtest +86??
     
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    I made sure to boot from my usb, but it was listed as hard drive +, i think

    It is a 2001 IBM NetVista with 2.0 hertz, Pentium 4.

    I am certain it is a full install of windows xp sp3.

    I dont know what memtest 86+ is.

    Do you need a picture of the 2 info stickers with the product keys on them?
     
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    http://www.memtest.org/

    above is the page for memtest, it is a memory checker, since you said that your memory stick was bad with a beep code.

    are you sure that the flash drive is a bootable usb?

    no I do not need the product keys and you should never put your product keys online. :)

    above from this thread, it is on how to find the boot sequence change option

    I am giving you a search page to check out several threads as evidently a clean install on a netvista pc is a major problem :)
     
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    I am sure it is bootable because i used an app to modify the usb drive to be able to boot from.

    Also, when i tried to boot memtest it said:
    "No OS detected. F1 to retry"

    It did that for every single one if my bootable OS usb wasnt plugged in.

    I will try "factory settings" to see if that will work.

    And i will also try booting memtest again with this link... i think i used the wrong site.

    I will reply back after i try.
     
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    I followed those steps,when using Memtest 86, and i made sure i was using the right bootup method, it said "Error Loading Operating System" idk why.
     
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    above from this thread, I do not think it is the OS problem, I think it is a harddrive problem, read the whole thread and let me know what you think.
     
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    I am going to try DBAN and completly wipe my hard drive.

    Get back to you soon!
     
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    okay will check back, I use DBAN to wipe my drive every time I reinstall, :)
     
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    I am now running DBAN and its says it should be done in 2 hours
     
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    okay will check back it will be 9:30 pm here.
     
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    I am now getting this error:

    PXE - E61 media test failure, please check cable
     
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    above from here, if your drive is bad and there is data on it that you want, you might take the drive out and see if you can slave it to another pc and copy the data off it.
     
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    So i pretty much have to get a new hard drive...


    Any suggestions on what to do now?

    I have nothing of importance on this pc.
     
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    if you want to continue using that pc then you need a new drive , and you will have to make sure that the new drive will accept installation of xp, a lot of newer ones will not.
     
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    Do u have any recomendations on a hard drive?
     
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    I have tried to find out what type of replacement harddrive is needed for a 2001 ibm netvista, but I have not found one yet. You will probably have to take the old drive out and then copy the info from it and see if you can find a like one online, try newegg.com
     
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    I have a:

    Maxtor

    DiamondMax Plus 8 40GB ATA/133 HDD

    Date: 11Dec2002

    Code NAR61590 LBA78156288

    HDD SN: E13SWYAE

    IBM P/N: 24P3782
    IBM FRU: 19K1568


    Anything else you need?

    I am also going to look
     
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    I just looked it up and it says: $67.

    I am going to think about it; unless you found something cheaper...
     
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