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Windows 7: Drive is not showing the delete option in disk management, how to dele

27 Nov 2014   #11
subhranshu50

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

it was not showing the delete option after that also, so i restarted my pc and the it did not detect any os i am using my phone to reply.


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27 Nov 2014   #12
TVeblen

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

What it looks like is that the SYSTEM files needed to start Windows are on the "Local Disk" partition and the BOOT files are on the Win7 partition and you need both in the same place - the active partition - to get this to work (keep the old W7 installation without reinstalling).

You could give this a try:
Leave the Active flag where it is now: Win7
Using the third party program or Diskpart, delete the "Local Disk" partition. (This may or may not be necessary)
Then, using a Windows 7 Repair Disk or installation disk, boot into System Repair Options and run "Startup Repair". You may need to run it 3 times in order to rebuild all the needed system files.
Startup Repair
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

If you need to get back into your old Windows to make a repair disk you can always switch the Active flags back to where they were. You have this option until you delete the Local Disk partition.
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27 Nov 2014   #13
subhranshu50

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

when i try to open the system recovery options it shows “This version of System Recovery Options is not compatible with the version of windows you are trying to repair. Try using a recovery disc that is compatible with this version of windows.”
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27 Nov 2014   #14
subhranshu50

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

and i deleted the second partition from diskpart now i only have the partition in which windows is installed


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27 Nov 2014   #15
TVeblen

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Hi subhranshu50. Sorry, it is a holiday here in the states, and I am on Turkey duty.

I re-read the thread and it occurs to me that with all of the uninstalling and reinstalling - You installed W8 and W7, then uninstalled W8, installed another W7 for a total of 2 W7 installations, that you may have a knot that can't be untangled (read: time for a clean install).

Now we have succeeded in deleting one of the W7 partitions, leaving 1 installation, but the system can not boot to that installation.
And System Repair does not recognize the remaining installation as compatible with the disk.

I assume you are using the same disk to run System Repair that you used to install W7?
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27 Nov 2014   #16
subhranshu50

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i guess this is happening because the windows that i have is updated to sp1 but the cd is a old one so i guess now i have to install a new windows thank you
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27 Nov 2014   #17
TVeblen

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Do you have someone who's computer has SP1 on it that you can use to create a Repair CD?
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27 Nov 2014   #18
TVeblen

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

You can also download an ISO to make an Installation Disk with W7-SP1
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27 Nov 2014   #19
subhranshu50

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i know that, thats what i am gonna do thank you bro for helping so much. if that dosnt works i will reply again.
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27 Nov 2014   #20
TVeblen

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Once you have a working disk, try the Startup Repair first. If that does not work you can try this option too:
Repair Install
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