CANNOT FORMAT THE HARD DRIVE

  Bodice 23:27 27 Apr 2005
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WHEN I DO THE COMMAND IT TELLS ME THAT ITS USING ANOTHER PROCESS DO YOU WANT IT TO DISMOUNT WHEN I SAY YES NOTHING HAPPENEDS

  dan11 23:42 27 Apr 2005

I think you are trying to format your "C" from within windows. It will not let you do this. Does it look like this click here

Are you in windows when you tried this. Also, what operating system do you have at the moment.

Or is it a partition or slave hard drive?

  Bodice 23:57 27 Apr 2005

WHAT IM DOING IS I GO TO RUN CMD FORMAT c:
IT ASKS ME IF I WANT TO PROCEED AND WHEN I TYPE Y NOTHING HAPPENS
IM RUNNING WINDOWS XP

  Number 7 00:08 28 Apr 2005

As Dan11 says, you can't format the C: drive (containing the operating system) from within Windows xp.

Why do you want to format?

  dan11 00:08 28 Apr 2005

Like this click here

If so, it will not work as you are in windows.

If you wish to format and re-install Xp. You will need a full XP disk, set the boot order to boot from cdrom as first. Start the computer with the XP disk in and then follow the on screen prompts. Make sure you have backed up your files and that you have the driver disks for your peripherals.

  Bodice 00:29 28 Apr 2005

DAN I FOLLOWED YOUR ADVICE AND NOTING WORKS IT TELLS ME IT CANNOT FIND THAT PATH. IVE NEVER COME ACROSS THIS BEFORE

  mole44 08:26 28 Apr 2005

Bodice,were not deaf caps lock is shouting and bad form on the net.

  dan11 10:36 28 Apr 2005

Powerless has produced some excellent guides to installing windows XP.

The first one concerns how to boot from cdrom
click here

The second one takes you through the installtion routine. You would just need to format, when asked. click here

But you must have a full XP disk.

  Bodice 13:17 28 Apr 2005

Thank you for your help dan
Its all working good now.

  dan11 15:55 28 Apr 2005

That's good. Powerless's guides are a good walk through.

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