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I'm running XP with a downloaded, update SP2. I got a virus around Christmas and now want to reformat the drive and XP won't let me. It says I cannot dismount the drive to start the process. Something is using it?
I just want to learn from my mistakes and start over. Also can I install XP from the discs from my other machine to this one? I do not have a copy of the original OS disc.
 

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Bob Cerelli said:
You can't reformat the hard drive XP is installed on while XP is running.

As far as installing XP using another computer's CD, I'm not sure what is on that CD. You would also need to at least use the product ID for the computer you want to format and install.

How do I stop XP from running to reformat the HD?
 
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