Reformatting troubles

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SeraphEngel

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Okay, I can't find my Certificate of Authentication so I'm going from XP to 98. I've run into some trouble after the format c: command which reads:

Format cannot run because the volume is in use by another
process. Format may run if this volume is dismounted first.
ALL OPENED HANDLES TO THIS VOLUME WOULD THEN BE INVALID.
Would you like to force a dismount on this volume? (Y/N)


Everytime I click Y it just disapears without a sound and nothing at all happens after that. I've tried several times and still I'm clueless... anybody have any advise?
 
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What utility and what enviroment are you in when trying to do this ?
I assume you are trying to format from a floppy disk ?

XP can run on both ntfs and fat32, if ntfs then you cannot install 98 on an NTFS Partition so you will have to run FDISK or other PArtition Utility and delete the current partition and create a new FAT32 PArtition
 

SeraphEngel

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Basically I'm trying to reformat my hard drive to a personal computer. I'm computer stupid, so the only thing I can do with that information is pronounce it. :-/ thanks for the advise, though. I'll see if I can cut it down into something I can understand.
 
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