want to format drive C but cant

  TCTOPCAT 12:34 26 Aug 2004
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Windows Me 20gb hard drive (C)

Want to format C but i cant do it because it says that windows is using files on it how can i format drive C (I do want to wipe everything on it)

Thanks

  TBH1 12:36 26 Aug 2004

create a boot disk, then boot from it, fdisk then format - - -sorted

  VoG II 12:38 26 Aug 2004

click here click here?

Basically you need to create a boot disk or download one from click here

  TCTOPCAT 12:42 26 Aug 2004

Thanks Vog went on your site which Windows Me disk do i need

Windows Me OEM ALT 1 or ALT 2
Windows Me custom

  VoG II 12:45 26 Aug 2004

Basically any (not the Custom ones), the ALTs are just different download sites. A W98 disk would do.

  TCTOPCAT 12:50 26 Aug 2004

Thanks i tried to fdisk but it said the drive was locked dont quite understand that could you tell me what to do

Thanks

  Legolas 12:56 26 Aug 2004

Have a look at these threads click here but it looks like your drive may not be able to be unlocked.

  GRFT 13:16 26 Aug 2004

bump

  Graham ® 13:27 26 Aug 2004

This refers to 'unable to defrag', but has some info on Norton click here

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