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06-Aug-2012, 04:25 PM #1
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Hi,

I have installed a year before UBUNTU on my pc with dual boot (i.e. use either window 7 or ubuntu).

the NTFS partition that contains the UBUNTU was corrupted and i wanted to take the dual boot from my PC. I used the instructions from the web site: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-...t-environment/

but the disk management tool would not let me delete the NTFS partition.

Could any one help me delete the NTFS partition and use just windows 7 as the only boot. step by step help would be great.

Thanks in advance,
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06-Aug-2012, 05:03 PM #2
Maybe start by attaching a screen shot of the Disk Management window. If you need help with that see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.
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07-Aug-2012, 03:56 PM #3
Hi,

please find attached the print screen of my Disk management. even if i restart my laptop nothing happens.
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07-Aug-2012, 04:39 PM #4
Don't know what that error is about.

If you are trying to delete the 14.65 GB partition the reason you cannot is because it is the Active partition. You probably want to make the 100 GB or maybe the 100 MB partition the Active one. Then you will likely need to repair the boot before you can boot into Windows again. To do the repair you will need your Windows 7 Installation DVD or System Repair Disc. If you have neither make sure you create the latter now while you still can (Start - All Programs - Maintenance).

By the way, if you do not have a Windows 7 installation DVD nor a set of Recovery DVDs you should see if you can still create a set of Recovery discs before you find yourself trying to find and buy them.
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08-Aug-2012, 02:27 AM #5
You could also try EasyBCD It allows you to manage your boot menu. I have used it to change from dual booting Win 7 and XP to booting just Win 7. You can download it here http://neosmart.net/EasyBCD/ you can download the Non Commercial Version for free,
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09-Aug-2012, 01:21 PM #6
its the partiton of 56GB that i am trying to del. well i will try to repair the boot and post.
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09-Aug-2012, 02:23 PM #7
I don't see any reason that there should be a problem with deleting the 56 GB partition. Do you get the error message you showed when you try to delete it, or does message just pop up when you open Disk Management?
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15-Aug-2012, 02:26 PM #8
it is when i try to delete the 56 GB partition that i get the error message. when i open disk management there is no error msg.

i was trying to run the EasyBCD. when i open the application it says (see print screen). Now my pc is a bit slow. is it not due to the fact htat i am trying to delete the partition??
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15-Aug-2012, 03:17 PM #9
When ever i star my PC this is the msg error i get:

"Checking file system on C
The type of the file system is NTFS
Volume label OS

One of your disk needs to be checked for consistency. you may cancel the disk check, but it is strongly recommended tat you continue"
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