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can i format the hard drive while using windows

By etones
Sep 14, 2005
  1. can i format the hard drive while using windows (help required asap)

    i was warndering if i can format the harddrive while im using windows xp, i i can how do i do it
     
  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,232   +444

    If you're trying to format the drive windows is currently running from then the answer is no. If you're trying to format a second drive in the machine or second partition on that drive then yes - you can do it in the Disk Management Console. Right-click on My Computer > Manage > Storage > Disk Management
     
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