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When i go to Start then Run..CMD and then i type Format C:

It asks you Y/N, i press Y

Then something strange comes up that says:
Format Cannot run because the volume is being used by another
Process. Format may run if this volume is dismounted first.
ALL OPEN HANDLES TO THIS VOLUME WOULD THEN BE INVALID.
Would you like to force a dismount on this volume? (Y/N)

I click yes and it said:

Cannot Lock drive. The volume is still in use.

what can i do to format it.
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OwNt

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You need to format it without being in windows.

May I ask why you are attempting to format?
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reinstalling windows. can someone give me to steps to format with out being in windows.
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you can reforma t by starting the windows install from the windows cd
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you know where i can get some steps on how i might do this?
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Come back in a half hour...I'll make one up
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Click here . MVP Michael Stevens has an excellent tutorial.

Edited by crash override, 07 March 2006 - 08:47 AM.

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http://www.geekstogo...howtopic=101068

Thanks crash, I just wasted 20 minutes of my life I will never get back :tazz:

j/k :)
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gerryf, it would make an excellent tutorial if you want to finish it. :tazz:
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http://www.geekstogo...howtopic=101068

Thanks crash, I just wasted 20 minutes of my life I will never get back :)

j/k :)

:) So sorry. :tazz:
Post it anyway. They could use it as a sticky and keep users here instead of referring outside.
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