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Windows 7: Partition or Volume - Delete

21 Nov 2010   #110
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ah, I see. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted though.


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03 Jan 2011   #111
holtlol

 
 



Hello, I am trying to delete disk 0. I cannot delete disk 0 because it set as a "system" disk. How can i remove this title from the disk in order to remove it. Thanks in advance for all your help. I sure hope someone still responds to this thread.
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03 Jan 2011   #112
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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Hello, I am trying to delete disk 0. I cannot delete disk 0 because it set as a "system" disk. How can i remove this title from the disk in order to remove it. Thanks in advance for all your help. I sure hope someone still responds to this thread.
Hello,

Yes, we are still active.

Try booting into a command prompt, and deleting the volume using Diskpart.

Boot to your Windows DVD or repair disc; if you don't have either, create one: System Repair Disc - Create

Select "repair my computer", and open a command prompt. Enter the following commands:
Code:
diskpart
list disk
Make note of the number of the 150GB drive, and substitute that number for "n" in the commands below.
Code:
select disk n
clean
exit
exit
That should do the trick.
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03 Jan 2011   #113
holtlol

 
 

"Clean is not allowed on the disk containing the current boot, system, pagefile, crashdump or hibernation value."

WAT DO

thanks
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04 Jan 2011   #114
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Holtlol, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It sounds like you may have tried to Clean "Disk 1" instead of "Disk 0" by mistake. Double check to make sure that you have the correct disk # selected compared to it's size.
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04 Jan 2011   #115
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Following Brink's advice check that you are attempting to clean Disk 0. If no success then the following is likely to be the situation:

Disk 0 is still "System" meaning it contains boot files. The OS on C: is being booted through System on Disk 0 and hence the message you receive when trying to delete it.

Then
(1) make disk 1 Active.
(2) Disconnect the sata cable from disk 0 and connect it to disk 1, leaving the original disk 0 (the dynamic disk) disconnected.
(3) Run Startup repair 3 times.
"Disk 1, C:", now should then be (System, active, Boot...) and booting up by itself.
(4) Connect the old disk 0 by the sata disk 1 cable.
Then you can perform the operations on the "old Disk 0" now seen as Disk 1. I am guessing you want to make it a Basic disk again instead of dynamic.

Before sata cable changes make sure your PC is powered down.

You can always create a separate System Reserved partition on C: later if you want. In fact many people prefer not to have it.
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06 Jan 2011   #116
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

If the issue has been resolved - feedback would be useful.
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05 Jul 2011   #117
man1994

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

can i delete an empty extended partition using disk management? i only have 1 hard disk, and i keep getting an error.
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05 Jul 2011   #118
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello man, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please post a screenshot of your Disk Management showing your drive layout. We will be happy to take a look at it to see if that may be possible for you.
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08 Aug 2011   #119
lizziequirke

 
 
Partition.

I today noticed that there is a partition on my hardrive, i have tried to remove the partition using both of the above methods with no luck. when i try through the command prompt it shows an error message.

im stuck for ideas on what to try


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