Originally Posted by AmericanSensei
I'm trying to format my harddrive and in having problems..I have to do it through prompt because I dont have the windows option of it..XP......
When I type in Format C: it displays this
Format cannot run because the volume is in use by another process...Format may run if this volume is dismounted first....ALL OPENED HANDLES TO THIS VOLUME WOULD THEN BE INVALID...Would you like to force a dismount on this volume?.
I type Yes...
Then it says
Cannot lock the drive. The volume is still in use..
Ok so what does all this mean..How do I do my format.?
Is it something as simple as shutting down a process...? If so which?
No it is not as simple as just shutting down a process
You are using that drive to run windows xp and therefor you can not format it
I've never had any problems with my pc so i have never tried to format it but i think that you can format just by right clicking on the c:\ in my computer and then clicking the format... tab