Have bought my brothers Mesh PC - and am trying to reformat
Thinking it would be simple with the recovery disk (like my Evesham - just put in the disk choose the approp. option and it was restored to its condition as on arrival with everything wiped) - I used the Mesh recovery disk, waited an hour and in fact it had only reinstalled XP, not wiped the hard drive.
Trying via explorer, right clicking on C drive, then format but it tells me cannot do and to check progs running, and any windows showing contents of C drive?
I have removed as many of the installed progs as poss. Does not seem anything left to remove.
The only other thing is he does have 2 users set up.
You can do this via a DOS promp [press f5 or del I believe when starting up] with "format:C" -no speech marks.
If you have deleted all the programs that you possibly don't need, why not just clean the registry out with Regclean click here file_description/0,fid,4666,00.asp and then ccleaner to get rid of any leftovers click here
If you have a recovery disc only make sure you can get it back up and running again before you format, some preinstalled hard drives have info in a partition that wont be there when u format,so the recovery disc might not work.