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Windows 7: Can't delete my data partition or format it

29 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 x64 RC1, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro
 
 
Can't delete my data partition or format it

Can't delete my data partition or format it, any suggestions?


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29 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

More information would be useful as you haven't given us much.

SSD or spinner?

How many partitions?

Basic or dynamic?

What have you tried so far?

Have a look at this tutorial: Partition or Volume - Delete
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29 Jan 2012   #3
Azo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

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29 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 x64 RC1, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
More information would be useful as you haven't given us much.

SSD or spinner? HDD Sata 3 (1 TB)

How many partitions? 2

Basic or dynamic? Basic



Have a look at this tutorial: Partition or Volume - Delete
What have you tried so far? format from my computer - disk management format and delete the volume. Didn't have much luck with diskpart.
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29 Jan 2012   #5

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Post a screen shot of your Disk Management and state which particular partition you are trying to delete.
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29 Jan 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I agree - you're not really telling us much e.g. you said you didn't have much luck with Diskpart, which is surprising so we do need to see your fully expanded disk management layout, so that we can advise you further.

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29 Jan 2012   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Sounds like you have some system file on that partition - e.g. the bootmgr. A screenshot of Disk Management would clarify.

I suggest not to force it. You may make your system inoperable.
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29 Jan 2012   #8

Windows 7 x64 RC1, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro
 
 
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I attach what my disk manager looks like and the format and delete is gray out


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29 Jan 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

I suggest using EASEUS Partition Master Home Edition. This is better, faster and works better than the default:

EaseUS Partition Master Home Edition - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

Just install it, open it, right click the Partition and delete it.

Your Data Partition has your System inside it. That's the problem, somehow move the Data Partition to your main Drive (I don't know how) or reinstall.
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29 Jan 2012   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It is exactly as I suspected. Your bootmgr is sitting on partition G and gets automatically imaged with the system. Run these 4 steps and move the bootmgr to C.

Then I agree with Infinite. Windows imaging is really a bad choice. Use what he suggests or free Macrium. Here is a tutorial how to use it: Imaging with free Macrium
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