system volume info, can i get rid of it?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ThePiston, Feb 16, 2002.

  1. ThePiston

    ThePiston Guest

    I want to format a partition but the system is using the "system volume information" folder on the empty drive. I turned off monitoring for the drive, but it still won't let me delete it or format it. Can I format it using a floppy boot disc or will that screw something up?
  2. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

    ya, you'd have to format it using a boot disk or the winxp disk. system volume information is used for purposes otehr then sys restore and will always exist otherwise