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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedDear Sir, i have a operating system windows 7 ultimate my hard disk is not recognized so i want to format it Forum SolvedFormat DVD -R so System Image Backup & File History detects drive Forum Solvedhow can i format a usb drive with corrupted file system and write protection? Forum SolvedPartitioning & changing file system format of a Portable HDD Forum Solvedpurchased hp system recovery disks for win7 pro o.s. do not work with advanced format hd. Forum SolvedHow to Format a Flash Drive with a Raw File System Forum SolvedFormat System Reserve Forum SolvedProprely format a non-system internal drive Forum Solvedhow to format hard disk has system files Forum SolvedDo you have to format and partition a hard drive on a reinstalled operating system Forum SolvedHelp! Windows unable to complete format - system files on secondary internal drive? Forum Solvedformat pen drive in unrecognized file system(RAW) Forum Unable to format D: it says "windows cannot format system partition on this disk" Forum Hi. I had problem(((((((( when i connected usb that said only format. I formatted and choose file system fat32. Now cannot rec Forum how can i format my 4 GB memory stick to be FAT16/32 file system supported,I bought a LG car radio with memory stick but is o Forum SolvedUbuntu File System Format Issue Forum Windows cannot format system partition Forum Two OS's: "Windows cannot format the system partition on this disk" Forum Solvedclosed out question by mistake how to format a drive to install windows 7 oem or systems builder disk Forum SolvedHelp in KEEPING RAID systems after format! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !