format hard drive ??

  dsilvers 21:16 04 Dec 2003
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i have a small hard drive with two copies of windows 2000 pro in it and i would like to format the hole drive to wipe it clean and start over, but when i go to format it it won't let me, stating something like," cannot lock " something "must end prgram first" or something to that effect. any help to wipe this thing clean to start over would be great. Thank you

  VoG II 21:21 04 Dec 2003

You cannot format the drive that containd Windows from within Windows (thank goodness). You need to gert a set of boot disks click here and do the format from a DOS command.

These instructions for W98 should help click here

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