System Format Tags: Video Format Windows XP Last response: July 17, 2012 4:12 PM in Windows XP Share subbu_217 July 17, 2012 12:20:21 PM Hello, I'm Subbu my system is showing that 'checking configurations settings'while I'm trying to format my system its not allowing to move a head what should I do? More about : system format me 1 July 17, 2012 4:12:01 PM 1. Does that appear when U try to reinstall Windows? (I mean, on the setup screen) 2.Or you are just trying to format some drive with the right click>format? If 1. , then do the following: -boot again from cd, and press R key. Type your installation number (usually 1 ) type password (if U don't have any, just press Enter) Now U can format by typing this: format X:\ /Q (X stands for the drive letter of the drive you want to format) Do not use other letters , just the one of the drive U want to format!!! (Q stands for quick format) Other options are available for format type, like NTFS,FAT,FAT32,etc. You can see more options by typing: /? If 2. ,you want to format the drive within Windows, then try in Computer management in Control panel, or try an utility from the internet, to do it for you. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumMy system is running only for 2 min & i am not able to format my system ForumTwo OS's: "Windows cannot format the system partition on this disk" ForumHow do I format my ssd when system kept restarting in a loop??? ForumExternal HD says I need to format and also says system can't find ForumProblem w extracting files from system image. format disk? ForumHow to format system hard drive with windows 7? ForumHow to format write protected sd card which is RAW file system ForumUbuntu File System Format Issue ForumFormat Primary installed OS from system drive ForumHOW TO FORMAT HARDDISK WITH SYSTEM WINDOW 7 ForumCannot access Iomega prestige external hard disk after system format ForumCar audio system format ForumHow do i format a memory card with a RAW file system ? ForumPCMCIA slots need more power??? HELP! ForumWindows wont start root system 32ntoskrnl exe ForumSyntax dos win xp format second drive system disc ? format f::/s/q what up why n ForumWindows cannot load the users profile but has logged you on with the default pro ForumLsass exe - system error The endpoint format is invalid ForumError loading operating system because fail format hdd Forumcomputer crashed. formatted c: drive. reinstalled windows and all drivers . but More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !