How do i delete a partition

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June 23, 2012 at 05:37:03
Specs: winxpsp2, 1.66ghz/1gb
Hi read a few tutorials and got up to making the two partition that i do not want as 'unallocated in 'disk management' but don't understand how to progress from there. I think at least one partition somehow is another version of windows as when i am booting i can select from the install that i did or one or two others...i don't know how i made this boo boo. Never happened before and i have installed windows on many machines. The first partition on this single drive laptop is 47mb and unallocated, the second is drive c 40gb ntfs healthy system and the last is 71.74gb unallocated.

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama


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#1
June 23, 2012 at 06:21:16
Unallocated is just that, un-partitioned. From you description you only have one partition. Delete that and nothing works.

The option you get to boot another version of Windows is a function of boot.ini and has nothing to do with partitions. It is left over from when you did have another installation on a different partition and you have since deleted the partition. To get rid of it you need to edit boot.ini so it only shows the existing partition.

Stuart


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#2
June 23, 2012 at 06:23:09
OK how do i do that?

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama


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#3
June 23, 2012 at 06:41:11
You've been posting on here for several years. I would think you'd know by now to include the make/model of the system you're working with. And why are you still running SP2?

Do a search for EASEUS Partition Master Home Edition 9.1.1. It's totally free & works great. You can create partitions, delete, resize, combine, format, etc.


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#4
June 23, 2012 at 06:43:40
I did post the specs. I think there is something wrong with this forum!
OK will get that software...

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama


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#5
June 23, 2012 at 06:44:53
OK just looked and i did put sp3 on it...somehow the thing didn't change even tho i typed it. I did put that it is a dell inspiron 6400...as i said there is something wrong with this forum as that has happened to me before

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#6
June 23, 2012 at 06:52:59
When's the last time you deleted all your cookies & had to actually enter your username & password to be able to post in these forums?

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#7
June 23, 2012 at 07:11:12
Had to do it recently actually....ok seems this program is very simple...i like it very much...thanks so much

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama


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#8
June 23, 2012 at 07:23:21
OK seems to have worked except on the screen there is still the coice of systems to boot to:
MS windows xp home
MS windows xp pro
MS windows xp pro

The former install as far as i knew was home edition so i am puzzled...i know it was an assian language so maybe its not the same as what is mentioned on the sticker....the sticker says home edition. hmmmmm

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama


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#9
June 23, 2012 at 13:55:48
If you don't have all those versions installed, simply edit them out of the boot.ini file. Make sure to keep the one you need.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/289022


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#10
June 25, 2012 at 02:55:37
Oops sorry i handed the back to the guy so don't have it anymore...ah well if he wants me to edit will try later. So i don't quiet get how to edit the line that mentions the second and third operating system that is not installed...just delete it?

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama


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