i need help formatting
OK, a friends getting a brand new computer, so they gave me their old, dimension L566cx....it has over 300 mb ram so it can support windows XP along with a 20g Hard drive.
im not on that comp now
It had Windows ME on it, but i managed to install XP over that. however it wouldnt let me create another partion or delete the partion with windows ME on it, so i had to install it in the same partion.
Now though, I REALLY want to format the C: drive, but i cant.
Fdisk in Run doesnt work.
Format C:\ brings up the proper waring, that you will lose all data, but when i say YES it doesnt work because something some process or something is using it, and when i say YES get rid of that problem, the msdos window quits and nothing happens.
BEfore getting rid of win ME i could boot from the Win XP install disc, but now i cant; there is no option at startup.
i can mash f2 while the Dell logo is up but that doesnt give me options; just data i dont need about the computer's hardware.
Im doing all i can to format the hard drive, but i just cant.
so can anyone help me.
also, on another note, origionally the computer had viruses on it, so i tried putting hte install files for avast/avg/anti-adware on a cd-r/w and putting them on the other comp from the good, internet accessable one im on now.
it didnt work; because the comp didnt recognize the disc was in; although a cd r with photos worked well.
well thanks a lot.