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My computer won't let me format my hard drive. It says drive c is currently used by another process. Aborting format.
How do I find out what is running so I can reformat?
I know I have a backdoor virus called about.blank. I also have many other virus's.
Please help!!! :tazz: Would be much appreciated!
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;) Don't be in such a hurry to reformat.

First off, I suspect you're trying to reformat your hard drive from within windows, by simply right-clicking on the c: drive and selecting format.

That will never work, because you cannot reformat the active boot disk from within windows, after all, how you overwrite active system files you're currently using.

Anyway, there are pinned notices about reformating your hard drive and reinstalling your OS. But before you go there, go the Ad-Aware forum for advice on getting rid of your spyware/malware.

Your browser and system is infected and these guys will help you clean it.

Download a free version of ad-aware here:


The guys in the Ad-aware forum will guide you through using the software, submitting the log to them, and advise on removal.

Re-formatting should always be a last resort, good luck :tazz:

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