formating c drive

  broughton1 14:40 12 Aug 04
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i have tried to forma c drive by promting, format c/s but nothing is happening. is there another way or am i doing it wrong, (most prob the latter.)
regards kev

  buscrew 14:57 12 Aug 04

Try format C: /s note space after C:

  Baledor 14:58 12 Aug 04

Why are you doing this and where from?

  broughton1 15:28 12 Aug 04

tried format c: but it says drive is locked

  broughton1 15:32 12 Aug 04

doing this because pc is excessivly slow and kids have filled it with rubish/bugs/trogans etc etc

  broughton1 15:32 12 Aug 04

doing this because pc is excessivly slow and kids have filled it with rubish/bugs/trogans etc etc

  Baledor 16:00 12 Aug 04

You should use the format function from the setup disk. If this is XP, set the computer to boot from CD and restart, press spacebar to boot from CD, and choose to delete the partition when it appears, then create a partition and Windows setup will format it for you during the install.

Never format a primary hardrive from within the OS, I assume your on XP as it has stopped the action.

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