You are probably trying to partition a drive with the system installed on it.
Mark L. Ferguson
FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
"Stephen" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:%23bmERvFmFHA.1372@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Following very helpful advice from this group
> I THINK I need to use DISKPART to reinstall a
> partition on a slave drive, so that I can format it.
> When I format the drive it ends up saying;
> 'unable to format this drive'
> In Disk Mananagment it is showing as;
> Layout = Partition
> Type = Basic
> File System = (nothing is shown)
> Status = Healthy (Active)
> Capacity = 37.31GB
> Free Space = 37.31GB
> % Free = 100%
> Fault Tolerance = No
> Overhead = 0%
> My question;
> I need help with Command Prompt.
> From C\Documents and settings\Stephen>
> I have typed the following;
> DISKPART (enter)
> G: (enter)
> I then get a list of options - at this point am I
> dealing with DISK C or DISK G ??
> I can't remember any DOS - but shouldn't I change
> the DIR to 'G' before entering DISKPART.
> If so how?
> As you can see I'm not totally sure, and I do not
> want to cock up my main C drive.
> Any help with this would be appreciated.
> Thanks a lot, Stephen.