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Stopping all running things on a HDD

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#1 Shadow6697


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Posted 27 September 2010 - 05:49 PM

Okay, so I have 7/XP dual booted, and I'm wanting to get rid of XP. Pretty much all I have to do is delete/format the partition, and I'm good. But, in order to remove the partition, it says that I need to stop all running programs on D:/ (XP Partition) Can I go about this without having to search and search throughout my computer to find out whats running or what?

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 07:12 PM

This seemed to work here http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-se...-dual-boot.html

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 11:56 AM

When inside Windows 7, if you try to format D: partition and if any program is running from D:, Windows 7 wont be able to format it and give error.

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 09:42 AM

Can you ghost a copy of your Windows 7 installation (backed up to an external hard drive obviously) and then wipe both partitions completely? You should then be able to re-write the ghosted copy of Windows 7 back to the HD? I haven't tried this, but it sounds possible in theory.
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Posted 29 September 2010 - 12:32 PM

Try running booting your win7 in safe mode then partition your D: drive. Im not sure if this works but it should because in safe mode there shouldn't be any D: drive processes running

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