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Format i try to format c: but it showing that volume is in used by operating system

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You Cannot Cut The Base (Branch) You Are Standing On.
Just Use Safe Mode With Command Prompt And From Command Prompt Try The Command "Format".
Although Some Basic Knowledge Is Required.
Booting With Dos Prompt May Be Useful

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That is Becose your Windows sys dir is on in that drive mostlikely so you will need to format it from another os or from the installer of a os or mabey from a recovery CD

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