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Windows 7: hard drives , unpartioning

23 May 2011   #1

hard drives , unpartioning

can i unpartion a drive and does it lose all data on it

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23 May 2011   #2


you can add partitions to the root without losing data on the root...

Partition or Volume - Create New
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23 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iancorpe View Post
can i unpartion a drive and does it lose all data on it
The answer is YES, If you remove a partiion, any drives in that partition will no longer be available and your data will be gone.

Suggest that you copy all the data that you wish to save to another drive or an external USB disk.

One thing is that it won't let yo remove the active partition like your C drive.

What really did you have in mind?

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23 May 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello iancorpe, welcome to Seven Forums!

If you need to remove/over-write or (secure erase) data on a Hard Disk Drive while you are using Windows, have a look at the clean all #7 option of this tutorial at the link below.

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

If you want to over-write a HDD before you start an installation of Windows have a look at this one and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Doing a format to a HDD does not remove or over-write any of the data on the HDD at all.
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02 Jun 2011   #5


what i wanted to do was merge C&D partions back together
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02 Jun 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello again.

Please post a maximized snip of Windows disk management with a complete list of what is on what partition.

Note   Note

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a maximized snip of that.

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