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Windows 7: Partition or Volume - Delete

11 Jun 2012   #140

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MattJKeogh View Post
hey guys i need help
i tried the first way and it says i cant delete it

so i tried the second way and i typed in delete volume and says cannot delete
so i tried the overdrive mode and says cannot delete in the current boot, system, pagefile crashdump or hibernation volume.

please help

Post a screenshot of your Windows Disk Management so we can visualize what you are talking about.

Might be best to do that in a fresh thread.

What partition are you trying to delete?

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31 Oct 2013   #141

Windows 7 pro 64 bit

Hi all I followed the DISKPART steps and it said - Successfully deleted the volume. after exiting and going back to Disk Management it still tells me that it is a Healthy (Primary Partition) with a RAW File System. I have refreshed Disk Management and closed and opened it again. Did I mention that it is a USB that I am trying to re create. I started with a successful DISKPART (clean all) that has also not removed the MBR by the looks of things. Any help or advise would be greatly appreciated please.

Mike Walter

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31 Oct 2013   #142

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Mike, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could run the "Clean" command on the USB flash drive to wipe it out and make it "unallocated space".

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

Afterwards, you should be able to just format the USB as usual.
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31 Oct 2013   #143

Windows 7 pro 64 bit

Hi Brink

Thank you and thanks for replying I did do a clean all using DISKPART 1st and it said it was successful even though the MBR seems to still be there.

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31 Oct 2013   #144

Windows 7 pro 64 bit

I have also done a disk wipe and partition re create using Mini Tool Partition Wizard now and still there seems to be no change, it still shows as RAW and I cannot format it.
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31 Oct 2013   #145

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

See if you may be able to "create a new primary partition" on it.

Partition or Volume - Create New
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31 Oct 2013   #146

Windows 7 pro 64 bit

Disk Manager wont allow me to the options are all grayed out, if I try with Mini Tool it tells me apply all changes successfully but it still shows as unalocated in Mini Tool and as Healthy Primary RAW in Disk Management.
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31 Oct 2013   #147

Windows 7 pro 64 bit

And if I try and create using DISKPART I get the following error:
Disk 1 is now the selected disk.


No usable free extent could be found. It may be that there is insufficient
free space to create a partition at the specified size and offset. Specify
different size and offset values or don't specify either to create the
maximum sized partition. It may be that the disk is partitioned using the MBR di
partitioning format and the disk contains either 4 primary partitions, (no
more partitions may be created), or 3 primary partitions and one extended
partition, (only logical drives may be created).

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31 Oct 2013   #148

Windows 7 pro 64 bit

It seem it has a bad Track 0 I tried an unconditional format and this is the response I received :
C:\Users\216001>FORMAT F: /U
Insert new disk for drive F:
and press ENTER when ready...
The type of the file system is RAW.
The new file system is FAT32.
Verifying 7651M
Invalid media or Track 0 bad - disk unusable.
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31 Oct 2013   #149

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Does the USB flash drive happen to have a write protect tab feature on it? If so, then you will need to turn it off first.

In addition, you might see if you may be able to format the USB flash drive after using the free Active KillDisk on it.
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