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    i am unable to format drive C: help me how to format when ever i am formatting it gives me a error messages ("WINDOW IS UNABLE TO COMPLETE FORMAT ")

    HELP ME
     
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    hey... u cant do that while running windows C: is a Primary drive with boot.ini in it... u cant format while running windows...

    u have to boot with any bootable OS installation or any such CD/DVD then useing the FORMAT command to complete the format... :)
     
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    thank u for replying me . i have loaded my os in drive d: before i had in drive c: . i want to format drive c: how to format
     
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    even if you have loaded your os in D: drive, there are files" BOOT.ini, ntdetect.com, ntldr. " this three files in C: drive, helps to boot your os in D: drive.
    if you format C: drive, you will not able to boot your D: drive os.
    first copy this three files on another drive. boot with bootable cd/floppy, in command prompt type "format c:" . after format is completed, copy those three files back to C: drive.
     
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    @Mastery20, you can't format C drive when the O.S is running. Boot from a Bootable
    Windows 98/XP CD and format C drive!! @Saurav_Cheeta has already told you the
    solution. Now don't ask the question again!!!
     
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