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Windows 7: Cannot create/Format Partition

08 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7
Cannot create/Format Partition

Hi i had bought new laptop. At that i have two drives and i locked one of them with the bitlocker and later on i just deleted that drive from disk management.

Now i cannot create partition, i have more than 160 GB and system does not allow me to install a fresh copy and neither it allows me create a partition
What should i do?

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08 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

You could try the steps described here: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

As it erases everything on the drive, it might ignore the encryption.
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08 Aug 2010   #3

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

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08 Aug 2010   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
You could try the steps described here: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

As it erases everything on the drive, it might ignore the encryption.

Hello haseeb1431, welcome to Seven Forums!

That method doesn't erase the previous data it over-writes the data with zeroes ( 0 ) and it marks the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) as unallocated space and should solve the issue; it's not something to do to a HDD that has data you want to save on it.
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