Re-Formatting hard drive

  Toy 20:58 06 Oct 2009
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I want to re-format my hard drive. When I try to do this it says other programmes are using this and won't let me do it. However, I can't find what other programmes are being run and don't know what to do. I have tried to search internet but no joy. Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks

  Technotiger 21:06 06 Oct 2009

You will need your original OS disc and boot from it after altering boot sequence in the BIOS ...

Read on :-

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  cream. 21:18 06 Oct 2009

When I try to do this it says other programmes are using this and won't let me do it.

You are trying to format the drive in windows, if this is the C drive, you can not do it. You have to boot from CD as per Technotiger.

If this is not the main drive that holds windows, post back for instructions.

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