Unable to format

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
April 18, 2010 at 13:19:49
Specs: Windows XP
i'm unable to format my system / WIN XP OS.
while formating the same through CMD it shows
an error as "Cannot lock the drive. The volume is
still in use". Can anyone please help me how to
sort out this issue . . .

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April 18, 2010 at 14:51:53
WinXP issue. Moderator, please move to appropriate forum.

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April 18, 2010 at 16:59:52
You cannot format from within Windows. You will have to boot off a Windws CD, HDD manufacturer's CD, Ultimate Boot CD, WinME floppy disc, etc & format from outside the Windows environment.

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