Ok, I need help.
I've recently decided to reformat the hard drive on my computer.
I'm currently running XP home, but have acquired XP pro and want to install it.
I put in the XP pro install disk and let it auto restart my comp. It tries to boot from the disk. It goes to the blue screen and says:
-hit F6 to install any third party RAID or SCSI controllers
-hit F2 to begin WIndows Automatic Recovery
after it scrolls through those, it begins to pull files from the CD. But a few seconds later this error screen
So I restart my comp and check for viruses.. none. I then do the
chkdsk /f thing.
The error message returned:
The type of file sytem is NTFS. Cannot lock current drive
CHKDSK cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)
I picked yes and it did nothing after i restarted my comp.
The reason I am reformatting is to just clean a lot of junk off of the drive. There is no problem with it that I can tell.
So, what am I looking at here? Is the drive corrupt?
Help please and thanks