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Windows 7: Partition or Volume - Delete

08 Aug 2011   #120
ZyanWu

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lizziequirke View Post
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

Do you want to delete your D: drive or the 400 Mb partition?


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08 Aug 2011   #121
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lizziequirke View Post
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


Hello Lizzie, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you are trying to delete your D: partition, then it's not letting you since you have the page file located on it. With the page file on the D: partition, it considers the D: partition as a system partition now. Windows will not let you delete a system partition or drive for the same OS that you are currently started in to prevent you from hosing it.

To be able to delete the D: partition, you will need to move the page file back to your C: partition first.

Could you also provide a screenshot of your Disk Management window showing all of your HDD's layout to see if anything else may prevent you from deleting it as well?

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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08 Aug 2011   #122
lizziequirke

 
 

I will move the page file to see if that works. please see below screenshot of my disk management window.


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08 Aug 2011   #123
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yep, it looks like it's only the page file causing it.
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08 Aug 2011   #124
lizziequirke

 
 

Err..something has now gone horribly wrong and I cannot turn my laptop on it comes up with an error message BOOTMGR is missing....oops
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08 Aug 2011   #125
ZyanWu

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 

The reason why I asked this "Do you want to delete your D: drive or the 400 Mb partition?" is because you said you want to delete the "new found partition" (Volume 2) but in your picture you're actually trying to delete the D: partition (Volume 1).

What did you do EXACTLY? Tell us every step you did.
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08 Aug 2011   #126
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Lizzie,

Could you list exactly step by step on what you did and how you moved the page file to see if a mistake may have been made?

Run a startup repair to see if it can fix this for you. You may need to let it run and restart more than once.
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08 Aug 2011   #127
lizziequirke

 
 

Okay, i clicked on computer then properties then advanced system settings, i then clicked on the advanced tab. them clicked on change under virtual memory then i unchecked the Automatically manage paging file size for all drives box. i then put custom settings into my c drive initial size and max size boxes and on the d drive checked no paging file box, then restarted my laptop.

i cannot do anything on my laptop now its just a black screen with the error message on.
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08 Aug 2011   #128
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Lizzie,

For now, see if running a startup repair may help. You may need to let it run and restart more than once.
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08 Aug 2011   #129
lizziequirke

 
 

Shawn,

i cant start a system repair as when i turn my computer on it loads the toshiba screen then the error message shows and i cannot do anything else.
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