Formatting my laptop

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Michael1X5, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. Michael1X5

    Michael1X5 MDL Novice

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    Hi i'm new here was hoping I could get some help.

    I want to format my laptop. I don't have much space left on my hardrive and alot of files I don't use. There also seems to be alot of files taking up space that I can't find.

    My laptop came with windows vista already installed so it seems I can't format it.

    I have right clicked on my hard disk in my computer and clicked on format and it says " You cannot format this volume It contains the version of windows that you are using formatting this volume could cause your computer to stop working"

    Last time I did it on my old computer it was easy enough but now i'm stuck and can't recall what I did last time.

    Is there anyway I can format my computer without a vista disk myself?
     
  2. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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  3. urie

    urie Moderator
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    I would try disk cleanup first see how much space you can get back.
     
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