Go Back   TechArena Community > Technical Support > Computer Help > Windows XP > XP Hardware
Become a Member!
Forgot your username/password?
Tags Active Topics RSS Search Mark Forums Read

Sponsored Links



how to format hard drive

XP Hardware


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 02-03-2008
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 16
how to format hard drive

I?m sorry if it sounds silly but I really don?t know how to format the hard drives. When am trying to format my Drive, it says ?quit any disk utilities or other programs that are using the drive, and make sure that no window is displaying the contents of the drive.?

But I?ve already closed everything before clicking on ?Format?, so still why the it is not getting done. Can anyone please tell me how can I successfully format the hard drive or how to check which program is preventing it to be done.

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-03-2008
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 605
Re: how to format hard drive

The question is really Silly but as you are newbie, let me tell you that this is not the way of formatting the hard drive. If am not wrong, you are not formatting any partition but the entire hard drive, right? If yes, there is a logic. How can you format the drive on which you are actually logged in? I mean, Win XP is running on the same hard drive so there is no way to format it. You will need to do it from any bootable drive.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-03-2008
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 16
Re: how to format hard drive

Its silly hence I already said sorry. Anyways, can you please tell me which bootable drive and how to do the same? Many thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-03-2008
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 206
Re: how to format hard drive

It can be done using Windows XP installation CD itself. But as you are not aware of anything, I?ll suggest you not to try doing it yourself. Not atleast for the first time. Ask/call any technician and let him do this time, you watch him how he is doing. Next time you can do it yourself. It is not so hard but not so easy as well.
Reply With Quote
Reply

  TechArena Community > Technical Support > Computer Help > Windows XP > XP Hardware
Tags:



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads for: "how to format hard drive"
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to format a new hard drive with FDISK Carlos16 Operating Systems 5 26-01-2010 06:32 AM
Why do we need to format a hard drive ? Miyamoto Guides & Tutorials 0 29-12-2008 03:49 PM
Can not format my hard drive Venator Hardware Peripherals 7 24-12-2008 11:25 PM
How to Format external Hard Drive squirekat Hardware Peripherals 2 18-11-2008 07:48 PM
Format Hard Drive vbnetdev Vista Help 21 16-08-2007 06:16 AM


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 11:58 PM.