Problems with formatting

  Bodice 21:09 30 Apr 2006

Im running XP Iam trying to format for a clean installation but its not letting me as it keeps saying that I have to close all programms or windows the trouble is there are none, im missing something but have gone braindead

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:11 30 Apr 2006

you cannot format the drive from within windows,

Boot from the XP CD and follow the onscreen prompts to format your drive and reinstall windows.

  VoG II 21:12 30 Apr 2006

You cannot format from within Windows (hari kari not acceptable). Does click here help?

  Bodice 21:15 30 Apr 2006

Sorry I didnt explain myself properly, I know I cant boot from windows I was relaying what was on the pc, When I use the CD it just asks do I want to install windows but I would like a clean HD

  phono 21:19 30 Apr 2006

It should give you the option to format when you choose to install.

  Bodice 21:22 30 Apr 2006

ok thanks for all your help ill try that

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