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I need to format the hard drive on a IBM t20

I was given this old IBM T20 type 6427.
When i run format c:
enter yes
then it tells me the format can not run because the volume is in use by another process...?
i enter yes to force a dismount and nothing happens...

any tips ?

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It seems that u are booting using windows and than trying to format it
u need to boot from a bootable cd and than format it

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