Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Hard Disk Logical partition is safe to delete?

01 Mar 2010   #1

windows 7
Hard Disk Logical partition is safe to delete?

HI im just new here, I want to ask someone who can help me out with regards to hard disk partitioning, I have a 500gb seagate HDD and its my first time to do partitioning thru the help from the net.I managed to do a partition and name it as B: Backup files used 60gb set as C:which installed a windows 7 on it uses 114gb of 254gb and i created another one E: as vista 151gb of 152gb which currently empty. I intend to install a vista here on E: but it is currently set to logical drive.Is it safe to delete this drive?when i try deleting it i had this prompt message: THIS IS AN EXTENDED PARTITION,THE PARTITION WILL BE INACCESSIBLE IF YOU DELETE IT.ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT TO DELETE IT? what's gonna happen if i continue to it??I want to creat a dual boot using a single HDD.i want to start again and create a new partition as primary partition. Please help!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Mar 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

The reason you get this message is the limitation of 4 primary partitions per volume. The extended partition allows you to create many more partitions. If, however, you create 4 primary partitions, you are stuck with that maximum of 4.
You can delete this extended partition, just make sure you do not paint yourself into a corner creating 4 primaries (unless 4 is all you want).
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Hard Disk Logical partition is safe to delete?

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
How to delete the hard disk partition
Sorry and delete this thread if it is re post, but I searched and didn't find appropriate solution for my problem in our forum. When I bought my laptop, there were only two drives C: and D: who shared 500 GB equally. Then I made the partition of my laptop's hard disk drives in to 4 parts during...
General Discussion
Delete a LOGICAL PARTITION to increase volume of C drive.
My hard disk was partitioned into 1 primary partition and 4 logical partitions. I want to delete one of the logical partition to increase the volume of C drive. Is it possible??? Please help me out.
Performance & Maintenance
Internal Hard Drive Logical Partition now missing...
I have been searching for days around the net for a way to resolve this and haven't seen anything that can help me thus far, so hopefully one of you kind people may be able to help..... I had a bit of a hard drive issue a few days ago.... my D: Drive disappeared... it's a partition on my Hard...
Hardware & Devices
Safe to delete partition?
I want to delete the recovery partition labeled TOSHIBA SYSTEM INFORMATION. I notice on it, it has a boot.sdi and boot.wim file on it. Are those important? They are from Vista SP1 x32 and I am on 7 x64.
Performance & Maintenance
Logical Extension (partition) Not showing Hard Disk touble
I encountered a problem where i could not see the Logical Extension of my formated HDD, i looked on the net with no result so using my hands + 2 cans of Cola i got the the bottom Problem: If u CAN NOT see the ( D,E,F, ) whatever it was in XP before you re-installed to Windows 7, Problem :...

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:02.
Twitter Facebook Google+