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Windows 7: Cannot delete volume!


21 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Cannot delete volume!

Okay, so I wanted to dual boot two operating systems so I shrunk my main partition in half but didn't format the new partition. Now, I want to delete it or format it but it doesn't work, instead gives me this annoying error message "The system cannot find the file specified". How can it not find the file specified? It's 170 GIGABYTES. Also, it doesn't have a name, so is that the reason? I can't find it in "My computer", so is that why? It says underneath that it's "Healthy", and a "Simple Volume". Please get back to me ASAP.

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21 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Click Start, type Disk Management and press Enter.
Right click on the 170GB partition you created and select Format.

That will assign a drive letter to it once the format is complete.
A quick format should be sufficient.
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21 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

It says "An unexpected error has occurred. Check the System Event Log for more information on this error. Close the Disk Management Console, then restart Disk Management or restart the computer."
Help?
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22 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Post a screen shot of an expanded Disk Management window please.
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To open Disk Management, press Windows key+r, type diskmgmt.msc and press Enter or click GO. Make it full screen.

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