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Formatting Hard Drive Problem?


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I have two Hard Drives C; and J; first of all i put J as the slave and C as the master and then i cloned C; into J; but now i want to wipe J clean and remove everything from it but when i try to format Drive J a message pops up saying close all utilities that this drive is using. i have closed everything but still same message pops up I haven't reboot my computer since i first put in Drive J (which was last night) and im running my computer off of C;. Any suggestions on erasing?
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If you are trying to format drive J from within Windows, you might have better luck if you delete that partition using FDISK when Windows is not running. This involves booting into DOS from a Windows 95 or Windows 98 startup floppy disk (you can create one by downloading the creation file from http://www.bootdisk.com). Boot from it, start FDISK which is on the floppy, select the appropriate drive, choose the option to delete "Non-DOS partition" if it is an NTFS one. Now create a new partition with FDISK. Remove floppy. Restart Windows, format the new partition using the Windows computer management tools.
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