Formatting Slave Drive
I went to format drive withing "My Computer" and went on with the appropriate steps. I click "start" and the warning box comes up, then another message box pops up saying "Windows cannot format this drive. Quit any disk utilities or other programs that are using this drive, and make sure that no window is displaying the contents of the drive. Then try formatting again."
I then went into the command prompt and tried formatting it there. It gave me the following message, "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 Y/N?" I enter Y and it gives me this, "Cannot lock the drive. Volume is still in use."
I can't find my XP upgrade disk, thus voiding that process.
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
*I have formatted this drive before using XP upgrade disk. This HDD is fully operational, no bad sectors, etc.
EDIT - also tryed booting into safe mode and trying to format. I used both methods mentioned above with no success.