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Thread: Format ain't happening




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    Win XP ntfs and it won't let me reformat. Why I ask. Any suggestions? Or any tricks. Thank you, Scott:hammer:
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    are you trying to format within windows? Sorta a stupid question if you dont' mind me asking.........

    If not what are you trying to format within...what kind of error messages are you getting?

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    And, is it the c: drive you are trying to reformat? Using a boot disk?

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    I want to Blitz the C drive. I tried to do it within windows and it told me that utilities need to be exited first. Should I do it a different way?
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    you can't format if the drive is still in use, and if you are in windows, then you are using the drive.

    If you are planning on re-installing XP, then boot your computer from the XP cd, and it will give you the option to format your drive.

    Otherwise, you'll need to get a boot disk of some sort and FDISK, an application for managing hard drive partitions.

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    The Utilities it mentions is windows, use a boot disk or cd and do it that way.
    You will then have t ore-install windows.
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    I will use the cd and try it that way. Thank you guys....:wave:
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    ????????????????? Will it fomat both hard drives or just the main one (C)?
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    It will format the drive you select during installation.

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    Thanks again
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