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Old 03-14-2006, 11:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i need to re-format my hard drive ugggghhhh again any how im running win xp and wanna reformat and install 98 se lol dont ask all i need to know is how to fix this err in the dos promt i just cut and pasted it any how if any one can help me it would be greatly apperciated

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
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C:\Documents and Settings\user>format c:
The type of the file system is FAT32.

Proceed with Format (Y/N)? y
Verifying 8048M

Format cannot run because the volume is in use by another
process. Format may run if this volume is dismounted first.
Would you like to force a dismount on this volume? (Y/N) y
Cannot lock the drive. The volume is still in use.

C:\Documents and Settings\user>

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Old 03-14-2006, 11:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You cant format the drive from within XP. It is being used. You have to put in the XP disc and run the setup to get it to format to FAT32.

After that you can then put in the 98SE disc and install.
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