HDD formattin prob......

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  1. gauravakaasid

    gauravakaasid Back to l33ching :)

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    i hv a 160gig hdd, wich got a partition of 40gb only 4 movies. but 4 past few days its bcom a bit unresponsive. wen i tried 2 format it, i got tthis error:

    Windows was unable to complete the format

    also, wen i tried d same frm the command prompt, i got this error:

    Cannot open volume for direct access.


    wat do i do? wats rong wit my hdd? n wat abt my movies??????????
     
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    Dont panic, I have a partiton of 66 GB !! For ur problem, it seems that the files on that partition were being used when u tried to format it! Either the page file was located there or u were playing some media file locate in that partition or something like that!
    Be sure that the partition is not being used in neway before formatting!
     
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    gauravakaasid Back to l33ching :)

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    but i m nt using d partion in ne way
     
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    DukeNukem Come get Some

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    From where are you formatting the HDD

    I MEAN OS/PLATFORM
     
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    @gaurav : U may try using the format tool in control panel > admistrative service > computer management then!
     
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