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How to Delete a hard disk partition?

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#1 oromo2015


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Posted 17 March 2015 - 05:00 PM

When I start up my computer my computer would run first the startup drive witch is nothing in there. I have to hit escape on my keyboard to load my window everytime. Can you guys please help?

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#2 YeahBleeping


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Posted 17 March 2015 - 05:13 PM

In your computers BIOS there should be an option for boot order make sure it is the first one on the list.

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 07:01 PM

Startup disk usually refers to your boot/system partition, which loads your OS (normally C:)  Does your 'computer' folder show more than one partition?

It's very possible that whatever you're saying is "empty" contains hidden and protected system files.  You can make these visible, but for now I would leave it alone.


What does the screen say when you have to hit escape?


Also, Can you provide more information, like what operating system, drives shown in computer folder, and brand of computer so someone here might help with your hang problem and help you get to the right place to fix it? 

Edited by MarkMCS, 17 March 2015 - 07:11 PM.

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 07:20 PM

If...you have a partition with no apparent contents...but the system boots to it...I'd have to say that you don't want to delete said partition since the boot files seem to be on it.


It would help to know what version of Windows you have...and why two partitions exist if you only have one Windows install.



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