I reformatted a hard drive and began to install XP. The CD was scratched up and the installation only got half way through before I had to cancel. Now my computer doesnt let me get into the hdd to reformat it again. I tried wiring it up to another computer as the slave but it pauses during boot and the hdd activity light remains on. I am thinking that the data on the hdd is all corrupted. It still recognises the drive in BIOS Setup though. I can't boot from a disk or cd to begin a new installation of Windows as the HDD light stays on and the computer freezes after it reads the boot cd/disk. Can anyone help ? Is there a special way to wipe hard drives clean so I can use it again ?