Format Maxtor 80Gb HDD ????

  MOMORRIS 19:14 31 Mar 05
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Well i've hit a brick wall here.
When i've fdisk'd and then formatted previous HD Drives, no probs, but!!!!
My new Maxtor 80Gig beast fdisks but just doesn't want to format. Instead i get a warning that there is no room for a swap file, and to exit. Can anyone shine any light on this prob.

Current setup:-
SEMPRON 2400+
ASROCK K7s41 Motherboard
Maxtor 80Gb HDD
512Mb DDR RAM
AMI Legal Bios
Processing @ 1333Mhz
FSB_SEL 2= Jumpers 2+3
FSB_SEL 1= Jumpers 2+3
FSB_SEL 0= Jumpers 2+3

Have checked IDE 0 and 1, connected correctly.
HDD = IDE 0 Master
Creatice CD Burner = IDE 1 Master

Questions
1.) Is this an incompatibility problem with the board and the chip?

2.) Or is the Bootdisk (Maxblast 4) incorrect.

3.) I've tried this prompt "a:/>c:/format" (no good either)

Much appreciated any input

Mo

  alan227 20:49 31 Mar 05

Have you got a full XP Home or pro disk if so in the BIOS set your CD OR DVD rom as first boot and use the XP DISK to format the drive.

  User-312386 20:53 31 Mar 05

you have to initialise the disc first

Put the bootdisc in and then click format

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