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Windows 7: trouble deleting the 100mb partition on old C:


16 Jul 2012   #1

windows 7 64bit on both
 
 
trouble deleting the 100mb partition on old C:

so i've migrated the OS to an SSD now and i've formatted the old C:. i'm trying to get rid of the old 100mb partition on the old C: because it just annoys me that its there now and i'm getting an error in CMD when i do it.

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16 Jul 2012   #2

windows 7 64bit on both
 
 

i just realized i misspelled "delete" with "delet" so i tried again and still same thing


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16 Jul 2012   #3

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

socgry,

Please use this procedure to produce a diskmanagment map.

HOW TO POST A SNAPSHOT OF DISK MANAGEMENT DISPLAY
Run disk management:
WIN |
type DISKMGMT.MSC | ENTER
This method gives you a display without the unneeded navigation pane.
WIN=key with Microsoft logo on top.

Maximize the output of Disk Management:
Maximize the output of Disk Management:
ALT-Spacebar key combo | X key (selects Maximize) |
Drag the field separators (such as between Status and Capacity) to show entire field.


Make a snapshot:
WIN |
type SNIPPING | ENTER | New
Drag the cursor around the area you want to snip.
File | Save as | select save location and name | Save


Post the snapshot:
Post a File or Screenshot in Seven Forums
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16 Jul 2012   #4

windows 7 64bit on both
 
 

ok. the snip is attached


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16 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Are you done with eveything on the old drive or have you started putting new files on?

You have a few options to see the 100mb removed on the spot but then would need to move the old C towards the front of the drive which takes forever of course. The alternative would be simply backing up anything presently on the drive and nuking it clean.

The DiskPart clean command should suffice or you can boot live with a drive partitioning program's live cd to get past any system activity presently tying it up preventling the removal. For stubborn partition i simply boot off a live GParted cd or usb stick.

At the command prompt once you start the DiskPart tool up and select that drive type in the clean command to see the drive itself wiped. From there simply enter create partition primary followed by format fs ntfs or format fs=nt60. With a live disk you simply click on the two to see each removed for the fast option and then create the new single partition which you then can format in the Disk Management tool afterwards to see it assigned a new drive letter.
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16 Jul 2012   #6

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Looks like unallocated space to me.

Can't delete that.
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16 Jul 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

That's why I suggested simply cleaning the drive off completely to create a new single partition rather then trying to move the old C forward and then expand it. Give the drive a fresh start once everything on it has been backed up first of course.

Trying to move a large volume filled with files even that small distance on the drive would be a time consumer if you looking for a fast solution. That can also end up seeing a problem or two.
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16 Jul 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Looks like unallocated space to me.

Can't delete that.
Although Disk Management shows it as unallocated, Diskpart doesn't for some reason.

Also don't see the third partition for that disk that shows in Diskpart (showing three dynamic partitions).

Also the old drive C: shows as empty. If true, agree with NightHawk about just redoing the whole disk.
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16 Jul 2012   #9

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

socrgy,
What is the present status?
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16 Jul 2012   #10

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

F5ing,
You won't see the 3rd partiton. Look at the snapshot he showed and you will see that the partition is so small that it is just a blip on the screen.

the 100 mb is unallocated.
I do not have a dynamic disk to explain what we see.
I could ask for a script to be run that would tell more, but he's already indicated that he has nothing on the old disk to save.

I assume that a CLEAN ALL would clean up the disk but I do not know since I've never worked with such a disk.
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