Remove Internal Hard Drive Partition Question

Sony / Pcv-rs410(uc)
April 20, 2011 at 14:23:09
Specs: Windows XP, 2.679 GHz / 503 MB
I iniatied a backup program a year ago. It installed on my internal harddrive taking up half of my 30 gig hard drive memory and leaving me with only 1 gig of free space. My daughter gave me a very large external memory for Christmas which now backs up everything on a daily basis. I no longer need the internal backup memory which is costing me so much space. Can I remove the partition, its duplicate files, and free up that space on the internal hard drive and if so what is the command sequence to do this?

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April 20, 2011 at 15:39:22
You should be able to remove the partition using Disk Management. Right click My Computer. Click Manage>Disk Management. Locate the drive you want to remove the partition for in the right pane and right click. You will see the option to delete Partition. Be aware that you will lose all data on this drive so backup what you need before deleting the partition.

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April 20, 2011 at 16:25:55
may consider just formating the partition, then you have your space back. but before that maybe uninstall the program.


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April 20, 2011 at 22:09:15
Sometimes a simple format can leave traces behind. I prefer to delete the partition, recreate a new one, and format it ready for use.

Takes a little (a few seconds) longer, but sure to be a clean partition.

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