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darkoverlord123
10-05-2014, 07:28 PM
Hey guys,

I was wondering, how do you format a disk that says it is running in another process when it is not the windows HDD!?!

Thanks!

Running windows 7

Chilling_Silence
10-05-2014, 08:43 PM
Something like your AntiVirus will have it open.

This should tell you, I've used it in the past a number of times: http://filehippo.com/download_unlocker/

dugimodo
10-05-2014, 10:24 PM
Or you could have a swap file on it.

Agent_24
11-05-2014, 06:37 PM
If in doubt, boot a partition utility from CD\USB etc and format it with that. GParted is a good, free one.

But if Windows is using it for the pagefile, you might make it angry.