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Chris Randal
01-10-2010, 03:36 PM
I'm trying to format a hard drive prior to sale and it is telling that it can't because something is using it.

I restarted in safe mode but I get the same result.

I'm uninstalling MSSE - will that be enough or is there another utility that I can use to wipe the HDD?

Speedy Gonzales
01-10-2010, 03:38 PM
You cant format it if youre using it. The something is you, you're in windows. Connect it to another system then format it. Or download dban, burn the ISO to cd, make the cd the bootdisk, boot from it, then wait for it to kill everything. This will take a while, depending on how big the hdd is