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SP3 CD cannot format drives....HELP

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Hi Guys....

I am trying to create a personalized Windows XP SP3 for myself.

I have done most of the job so i converted it to an ISO using nLite

for some testing in Virtualbox.

Now, during the Text Mode setup I encounter this error when

i try to format a drive.(i have attached the screenshot too)


"Setup was unable to format the partition. The disk may be damaged.

Make sure the driver is switched on and properly connected to your


You must select a different partition for Windows XP."


I have tried another Virtual Partitions too but same problem.

I also deleted the partition and created it again but it shows the

same error when i try to format it.

I thought that it was a problem with Virtual Box so i created a CD

of my XP and tried to install it on my Harddisk itself but all in vain.

I am sure that my harddisk is not corrupt as one of my older SP2 CD

formatted it with ease and it got installed too.

All in all i have tried everything that i know of computers but am not

able to work it out.

So, please help me guys.......ASAP

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