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#1 User is offline   gemini1 

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 12:42 PM

I am trying to format DATA (D) drive on my Packard Bell Imedia Duel Core desktop computer which is running Windows XP Media Centre EditioN, everytime i press format to format the drive i get the following message, Windows cannot format this drive. Quit any disc utilities or other programmes that are using this drive. Then try formatting again. What does this mean?. As far as i can tell i am not running any programmes but still cannot format this drive. Can anyone please help.

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 02:33 PM

View Postgemini1, on 09 November 2009 - 12:42 PM, said:

I am trying to format DATA (D) drive on my Packard Bell Imedia Duel Core desktop computer which is running Windows XP Media Centre EditioN, everytime i press format to format the drive i get the following message, Windows cannot format this drive. Quit any disc utilities or other programmes that are using this drive. Then try formatting again. What does this mean?. As far as i can tell i am not running any programmes but still cannot format this drive. Can anyone please help.

Have you tried formatting the drive by using Disk Management in the Control Panel? The pathway is Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Computer Management/Disk Management. From there you may be able to delete the partition on your D drive and reformat.
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Posted 10 November 2009 - 12:03 AM

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