troubles formating

  lonemascot 10:57 19 Jun 2005
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when i right click on c drive and try to format i get an error message saying that programs are using the drive and windows can't format it.

what do i do to completely format the drive.

i don't have boot floppys just a windows XP pro disc.

any ideas welcome

  leo49 11:05 19 Jun 2005

Windows won't commit suicide - boot from the XP disc then you can format.

  AndySD 11:08 19 Jun 2005

Boot the PC from the XP cd click here

During reisnatalation of xp you get the option to format the drive. click here or use the Recovery Console click here and the Format C: command.

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