Need Help with reformating sata NTFS XP Hom

Dell / 9100
May 25, 2009 at 19:34:50
Specs: Windows XP
I can not get my hardrive to format... First It cant find a partion on the drive so i cant delete it. run cmd and it says cannot reformat removable drive c: .. can anybody help?

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May 25, 2009 at 21:35:04
you cannot format a drive from within itself. You need to use the installation CD to format and reinstall or a third party bootable disc with formatting applications.

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May 26, 2009 at 14:29:48
i did use the reinstalltion disk and thats the messages and problems i get... i have formatted 100's of pc never seen this befor... completly stumped.. Have no idea what to do. keeps telling me cannot format removable drive or media.... its a sata harddrive NTFS not fat32

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May 30, 2009 at 23:45:47
Try to format the hdd from a running machine, use an external
hdd case if needed or run a live version of Linux to format the
hardrive, Puppy done it for me..

best of luck

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