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#1 EAM

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 11:33 AM

Hi all
I run Windows XP home, my PC has 160GB disk.
I loaded Linux on my PC and gave it a partition of 60GB.
I have since deleted Linux and want to give back that space to Windows.
However, my PC seems not to recognise the 60gb partition - it is as if it does not exist.
How can I get it back pse?

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#2 bradly

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 11:43 AM

You need to format it back to NTFS (or FAT32 if that's how it was).

-Right-click My Computer - Manage.
-select Disk Management on the left side.
-Your whole HDD should be listed as Drive 0, showing all the partitions.
-select the old Linux partition
-ACTION - ALL TASKS - FORMAT

Also Note: if your system is still booting up and asking what you want to log into (ie. Windows or Linux), you will have to boot into the Recovery Console and run the command:

"fixmbr"

To get into the Recovery Console: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307654#3
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#3 EAM

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 05:04 PM

Bradly
That sorted the problem.
Many thanks
EAM

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Posted 15 April 2005 - 09:11 PM

Glad to hear!! ;)

Sorry it took so long... these automatic emails obviously don't work sometimes :thumbsup:

Take care!
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