Help i cant get my formatting process to finish

Hello,
I'm trying to format a new hard drive. It get's to 6% and sits there. I've tried it several times, I never get an error message it just doesn't move any farther. I'm a novice at this so wonder if I'm doing something wrong. I have to install windows 98 and then upgrade to xp pro. I thought it was a bad hard drive so bought a new one. It's the same with the new or old one.
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  1. You can install XP from the upgrade CD without installing 98 first. You'll be asked to insert the 98 CD during the installation to prove ownership of a previous version of Windows.
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