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Formatting the Hard Drive

Kiel_M asked
Last Modified: 2010-04-27
I presently have Windows XP Professional, but our computer has been being attacked by Trojan Horses and Viruses for the past few years and i am finally going to do something about it. I want to erase everything. But when i go to either Format by right clicking on the C Drive or by typing Format C: in the Command Prompt; it says that i should quit any disk utilities or other programs that are using this drive and make sure that no window is displaying the contents of the drive. Please, I know this may sound like a stupid question but i can't seem to find out what processes are running in the background.
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