Unable to format drive during installation

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FoXy - Jun 10, 2009 at 10:52 AM
 Mustafa - Aug 7, 2010 at 05:27 AM
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?


Regards

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,
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suhail > Zain
Nov 20, 2009 at 05:09 AM
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
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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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outcry38 Posts 5 Registration date Friday March 27, 2009 Status Member Last seen June 11, 2009 2
Jun 10, 2009 at 11:04 AM
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!!
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