Trying to Format "C" drive

By andoyan
Jun 23, 2009
  1. Hello All,
    I own a Sony Vasio desks top, I am trying to format the "C" drive, but every time I put the Utility Disc in I get this massage:
    Cannot normally execute the initial setting of partition information.
    This utility exits and your computer is rebooted.

    can some one help?
    thank You
  2. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,431   +77

    Are you actually booting off the utility disk, which you need to do - you cannot format the partition holding an OS in use at the time !
  3. andoyan

    andoyan TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    Formatting "C"

    Yes I am using the utility disk that came with the system
    Thank You
  4. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,431   +77

    That is not a full answer - I asked are you booting off it?
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