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Windows 7: Can't delete partitions on 2TB HDD


30 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Can't delete partitions on 2TB HDD

I'm running Win 7 Ultimate x64. I have a 2TB drive installed which I originally partitioned in half. It does not have any data on it. I'm trying to get it to be one drive again but it doesn't seem to want to be. Any ideas? It's Disk 4 I'm trying to get back to one disk.

Thanks




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30 Nov 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joenaz2003 View Post
I'm running Win 7 Ultimate x64. I have a 2TB drive installed which I originally partitioned in half. It does not have any data on it. I'm trying to get it to be one drive again but it doesn't seem to want to be. Any ideas? It's Disk 4 I'm trying to get back to one disk.

Thanks
Hardly in half. One partition is 1857 and one 9 gigs. One partition is basic and one dynamic.

What are you using to try and delete the partitions?
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30 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It was originally in half. I originally split it up to do a recovery and I used Ubuntu to split it into 2 ntfs partitions. I then tried to delete the volumes and this is what I ended up with. I was using the windows disk manager.
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01 Dec 2011   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joenaz2003 View Post
It was originally in half. I originally split it up to do a recovery and I used Ubuntu to split it into 2 ntfs partitions. I then tried to delete the volumes and this is what I ended up with. I was using the windows disk manager.
Ok do you want to make the whole HD a basic volume? There is a much better (and free trial) app to do that. Parigon disk suite.
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01 Dec 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

That is exactly what I want to do
Would that be Paragon Partition Manager Free Edition?
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01 Dec 2011   #6

Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

You could easily do this in diskpart from an elevated cmd prompt.....

diskpart
list disk
sel disk <#> (where "<#>" is the # of the disk to be modified, found via the output of the "list disk" command)
clean
convert basic
detail disk

This would "clean" the partition information from the disk, convert the disk back to basic, and then output detailed information about that disk afterwards.
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01 Dec 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cluberti View Post
You could easily do this in diskpart from an elevated cmd prompt.....

diskpart
list disk
sel disk <#> (where "<#>" is the # of the disk to be modified, found via the output of the "list disk" command)
clean
convert basic
detail disk

This would "clean" the partition information from the disk, convert the disk back to basic, and then output detailed information about that disk afterwards.
Awesome. That worked like a charm. Thank you for the help.
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01 Dec 2011   #8

Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Good to hear .
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