Problems removing a partition through Vista. 2 replies

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Skyrider

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#1 10 years ago

I'm having an issue removing my old XP Partition as Vista still seems to be using it for some odd reasons. When I try to format/remove it, I am getting the errors:

"Windows Cannot Format the system partition on this disk" "Windows cannot delete the active system partition on this disk"

Now, of course I could use software to force removing it, but after I used the prompt BCDEDIT, I noticed this:

Windows Boot Manager -------------------- identifier {bootmgr} device partition=D: description Windows Boot Manager locale en-US inherit {globalsettings} default {current} resumeobject {99f76e07-ff68-11dc-b203-ef7e4dfc8417} displayorder {current} {3f4015b3-01c7-11dd-8a4b-e3320c87bad2} toolsdisplayorder {memdiag} timeout 1

D is the partition I want to remove, but the boot manager still seems to be using D. So, any idea how to resolve this issue?




UNDIESRULES

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#2 10 years ago

Try disk manager within Vista. Its actually pretty good, allowing you to format partitions and create logical drives etc from within windows. I have used to several times and its straight forward and seems reliable.




Skyrider

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#3 10 years ago
UNDIESRULES;4321200Try disk manager within Vista. Its actually pretty good, allowing you to format partitions and create logical drives etc from within windows. I have used to several times and its straight forward and seems reliable.

Errr, disk manager is giving me the errors I mentioned above.