I also tried reinstalling XP and got the message 29197 Mb disk0 at Id0 on bus0 on atapi(MBR) C:partition 1 (Unknown) 29188 MB (29188 MB free) unpartitioned space 8 MB
Partition is either too full, damaged,not formatted or incompatible format -Set up must format this partition, Format using (4 options) NTFS quick, FAT quick, ntfs, fat, on using any of the options the pc freezes. On restart I get the message Your partition has been modified Keep partition. Then it goes on to HDD recovery analysing disk. Option to install and keep original data Y/N I pressed y got the message Disk error press any key to reboot.