Unable to format drive during installation

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 Mustafa -
Hello,

I am tryin' to format my C:\ drive for 3rd time and every time it gives me the same error msg that "Windows cannot format this drive because the current setup is using some files from a folder there".
What can I do?


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Petya

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"If you wish to format the hard drive you will need to boot the xp cd installation!!"

You mean to run the windows installation CD in the CD-Rom?

This is what I am doing. But it never happens. I tryed to repair the harddrive with chkdsk /r command. It didn't work out either :(
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IF YOU NEED TO INSTALL WINDOWS 7 AND YOU NEED TO FORMAT FIRST YOUR C DRIVE, TO FORMAT YOU ARE C DRIVE YOU NEED WINDOWS 98 CD, IT`S VERRY SEMPAL TO FORMATE C DRIVE,
> Zain
i have windows 7 cd but i cant seem to get it to work from bootup so that i can format my c drive in which xp is installed
just turn off your computer then restart and boot from windows xp cd
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thanks siba.you are great
i solved my problem with your guidence
thanks alot
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Hey

You should never do this,
You are trying to format the windows system while its still active!

If you wish to format the hard drive you will need to boot the xp cd installation!!