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reformating hard drive

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#1 johnc.b


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Posted 11 March 2009 - 09:49 PM

ok i have a problem when i go to reformat a computer i am working on.

i type in:
format c: /u (for un conditional)

it askes me if i am sure? i say yes

and then it says somethings about a volume being used in another process and if i want to dismount it

i say yes

it says can not lock drive volume is still in use.

i need help!!!

Edited by johnc.b, 11 March 2009 - 09:56 PM.

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#2 Charybdis


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Posted 11 March 2009 - 11:02 PM

You can't format a drive that has the operating system you are using on it, to format that drive (remember all data will be lost) you will have to put it in another computer or use a boot cd with format utilites on it (windows cd works)

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 04:10 AM

You shouldn't have to install it in another computer, just make sure that the BIOS boot order is configured so that the CD-ROM is the first device in the order, place the bootable CD in the drive and reboot.

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