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Can't remove partition!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Grog, Dec 6, 2001.

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  1. Grog

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    I've got a Maxtor 90845D4 8G drive that I used have Windows 2000 loaded on. I'm now trying to re-format the drive with no luck. I can't get FDISK to remove or erase the partition. FDISK shows an "Extended DOS" partition. When I try to remove it, it says to first remove the logical drive. When I try to remove the logical drive it says there is none. Any suggestions? Ther's nothing on this disk I need, but I do need the drive....
     
  2. deuce

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    Welcome to the board!

    Well... I haven't used FDisk in a long time so I don't remember exactly everything about... and I am afraid to try to explain as I am sure someone will shoot me down for being incorrect... but here goes anyway. Theoretically you delete logical drives, than the extended and then the primary...but it seems you are having trouble there. Do you need to use Fdisk? Do you still have the MaxBlast software? If you do, use that and just reformat and you don't have to worry about dealing with fdisk... It makes it simple and quick. :) Also... if you just delete the drive from dos then when you load win2K or whatever you are going to use it will automatically format it for you... assuming you only want one partition.
     
  3. brianF

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    You probably need to run setup from the 2k disk and have it remove the partition.
     
  4. Grog

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    Both good suggestions... I'll try each. Thanks!!
     
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