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Trying to delete a partition


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#1 LaoP

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 09:39 PM

I cant seem to delete a partition, says a program is already being used, im 99% sure it isnt the dx files because i installed it also in the C: drive and i could move those dx files in D:

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Edited by LaoP, 24 February 2010 - 10:29 PM.


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Posted 24 February 2010 - 11:19 PM

You're trying to delete a partition exactly how?

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 12:00 AM

right click my computer, manage, disk management, try to delete partition and it says a program is being used

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 12:07 AM

You can't remove partition from within Windows unless you use 3rd party progra:

* not free
- Norton PartitionMagic: http://www.symantec.com/norton/partitionmagic

* free
- EASEUS Partition Manager: http://www.partition-tool.com/
- Partition Logic: http://partitionlogic.org.uk/
- PartedMagic: http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,...ml?tk=nl_ddxdwn

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 08:04 AM

Post a screen shot from Disk Management, please.

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 08:25 AM

You can't remove partition from within Windows unless you use 3rd party progra:



You are grossly mistaken. You can do so via Disk Management. No external or 3rd party applications needed.

You just can't remove the main partition that is flagged as bootable.

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 08:42 AM

Dan is right, I just didn't want to take the time to say that :thumbsup:.

I delete partitions via Disk Management all the time, but a user cannot delete the system partition if he is in it. I don't have any systems with recovery/restore partitions...so I don't know if they can be deleted or not from within XP.

Some of these restore/recovery partitions are set up as EISA partitions, which may prove a bit troublesome to delete.

Google, Deleting EISA Partitions

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 11:25 AM

My bad...sorry for that :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 11:53 AM

It's not a crime to make a mistake...or I would certainly be in jail or executed by now :thumbsup:.

It's part of being human.

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 12:00 PM

Haha :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 06:36 PM

well...

going back to the topic



im not trying to remove the windows partition im trying to delete a normal partition but i cant!

Edited by LaoP, 25 February 2010 - 06:36 PM.


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Posted 25 February 2010 - 06:39 PM

well...

going back to the topic



im not trying to remove the windows partition im trying to delete a normal partition but i cant!



What you showed us looks like a CD install. Can you show us Disk Management?

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 12:05 AM

really? the file name is 7000.0.081212-1400_client_en-us_Ultimate-GB1CULFRE_EN_DVD.iso.dlm , i had vista installed before in the c: drive and then i moved to xp,


Disk management.... kk

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its easy to get there, Start, right click My computer, Manage, disk management

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 12:10 AM

Highlight the data partition then a menu should come up you should then beable to delete the partition.

Read this: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309000

How to delete a partition or a logical drive
To delete a partition or logical drive:

1. In the Disk Management window, right-click the partition or logical drive that you want to delete, and then click Delete Partition or Delete Logical Drive.
2. Click Yes when you are prompted to delete the partition or logical drive. The partition or logical drive is deleted.

Important

* When you delete a partition or a logical drive, all the data on that partition or logical drive, and the partition or the logical drive, are deleted.
* You cannot delete the system partition, boot partition, or a partition that contains the active paging (swap) file.
* You cannot delete an extended partition unless the extended partition is empty. All logical drives in the extended partition must be deleted before you can delete the extended partition.


Edited by cryptodan, 26 February 2010 - 12:12 AM.


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Posted 26 February 2010 - 09:08 AM

Mind telling us...just which partition you are trying to delete?

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