Cant format hard drive on windows xp

I've gone to disk management right click on C: screen comes up, but the format line is not starting when i click it what am i doing wrong???
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  1. you cannot format your C: while windows is running.
  2. nhasian said:
    you cannot format your C: while windows is running.


    So then how do we format it without having to open windows. I don't want to use any disks since the ones I have aren't working. I want a fresh start and install a new windows.
  3. Format C ,maybe something wrong with it
  4. Vanessa105813 said:
    Format C ,maybe something wrong with ithttp://www.qmmv.info/11.jpg


    I can't format C without having windows up...I tried it and it says that it cannot lock up the hard drive
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