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Windows 7: Delete a partition when Dual-Boot is installed

28 Apr 2016   #11
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Z does say Boot :/


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28 Apr 2016   #12
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yikes that is a dynamic disk too
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28 Apr 2016   #13
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Yikes that is a dynamic disk too
Yea, i agree with yikes.

@jsmo, can you disconnect the drive with dynamic partitions and see if the PC will boot ?
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28 Apr 2016   #14
jsmo

Win 7 Ulitimate 64bit
 
 

Disconnect Z? How to do this, and what to do if the PC does not boot after this?!


By the way Z was some time ago the Boot disk for Win7 in 32 bits then I deleted all, re-installed Win7-32 on another disk, formatted Z and am using now to store films... hum... torrents
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28 Apr 2016   #15
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
If it will not boot
Insert your 64 bit installation media and try start up repair.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
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28 Apr 2016   #16
jsmo

Win 7 Ulitimate 64bit
 
 

hmm... For doing this test I better would physically disconnect the Z drive, then try booting. If it does not, I will just plug it again and have a look

Anyway that wasn't the problem, as I (just) want to remove the E partition...
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28 Apr 2016   #17
jsmo

Win 7 Ulitimate 64bit
 
 

Well, my initial problem is solved, I could delete the E partition and all is working fine after I modified the Boot menu etc. The file that was in use was made by Acronis software that I used earlier on the 32 bit copy, then on the 64 bit It seems it kept the initial place in the 32 bit copy, and used this file. I uninstalled Acronis then could delete the partition, will just reinstall it now on the 64bit copy.

Tomorrow will have a look at the "boot Z" disk!

Thank you everybody for your help, fast and accurate Have a god day night, 1.30 AM in Moscow, going to bed
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28 Apr 2016   #18
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jsmo View Post
formatted Z and am using now to store films... hum... torrents
I don't use torrents, so i don't know what problems that might cause.
You could try MiniTool Partition Wizard bootable CD to see if you can delete the partition when Windows is not running.
https://www.partitionwizard.com/part...otable-cd.html

Have everything backed up before making changes.
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28 Apr 2016   #19
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

We cross posted at the same time !
See you got it solved
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28 Apr 2016   #20
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yes indeed

I suppose that dynamic disk could be in a raid for the movies performance ?
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