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format hard drive

Dennis Miller
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I started the format of the D: drive after right clicking and selecting format. I got an error that says some other program or process is using the drive and how do you find out what process or program it is as no program shows up in the event viewer? This D drive is the slave.
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Or you could try to use Disk Manager for formatting.
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Have you tried using Disk Management?

What OS you have?

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Windows 7 and yes I started in the disk manager then went right to the D: drive and right clicked and selected format.  I did this in explorer. It just says another process is using this drive and cannot run the format.
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Or download ProcessExplorer from sysinternals and check which process is accessing the D: drive

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx

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I will give this a try.
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Make sure you add the columns "Process Image/Image Path" and "Process Image/Command Line"

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Thanks all for the help. All suggestions made sense and I would suggest looking at all suggestions. Thanks again. It worked. The sysinternals are great.
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