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Problem after removing partition on SD card

Q: Problem after removing partition on SD card

Hey there, this might sound crazy. But as I was partitioning my micro sd card. I decided to remove the partition. And when I did that. It is now undetectable by my laptop or any laptop for thaf matter but I formatted the card on my phone, and it works for my phone. But not my laptop. I am trying to partition the sd card because I am using it to store files from my internal rooted phones memory to the sd card internals. I really need help badly! Is there any way you can help?

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Hey First allow you to Problem XP Removing Partition give you my system Problem Removing XP Partition info Samsung Netbook NC Origonally Windows XP Home SP Now Installed Windows Vista Home SP XP is installed on C Partition Vista installed E partition I now want to remove the XP Partition but the Computer Management says my XP Partition is a system and active partition even though there are no XP files left on that partition Iv deleted them all I have used Easy BCD to remove the XP from the BCD and Its gone perfect But I still cannot format delete the partition What can I do I must note that this is my Netbook and I do not have a CD Drive I do have Acronis True Image If that helps Thanks Someone told me to try this method Quote You can use the elevated command prompt to mark the partition as Inactive Right click on the command prompt icon and select run as administrator Once at the command prompt type the following one at a time hitting enter key each time capitalization is not required DISKPART LIST DISK SELECT DISK n where n is the number of the disk where xp partition resides LIST PARTITION SELECT PARTITION n where n is the number of the XP active partition you wish to make inactive INACTIVE EXIT to exit DISKPART EXIT again to exit the command prompt Reboot the PC you should now be able to delete the partition using disk management Be careful what you select this is a powerful tool But everytime I do I restart my pc and says No Operating System found I do a basic recovery and i can use both vista and xp but I still cannot delete the XP Partition

A:Problem Removing XP Partition

Follow this tutorial I wrote: http://cid-120d9bfa03f629fd.spaces.l...29FD!163.entry

Instead of clicking Resize, click Delete.

After doing that, you may have to use the Vista recovery disc for a Startup Repair. Use that if it doesn't boot correctly. Good luck.

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Hi,
I have a old HP nx6325 laptop I have been playing around with, I have just installed Vista home,
The hard drive I have for it is 40gb. With vista taking up a well over half this space I wanted to create some more. I looked online and found you can delete partions, I have a 8gb partion that I would like to remove.
However it is the recovery partion. When I go into disk managment and storage I can see the two partions,
When I right click on the recovery partion it does not give me the option to delete it.
So.. How can I delete this partion? The partition has (ESIA configuration) written on it.

Thanks.

A:Removing partition problem

If the partition is a part of an extended partition then you wouldn't be able to delete it. Also by deleting the recovery partition you wouldn't have a method to restore the factory image. Not sure if that's important to you.

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Hey yall.
to sum up the issue:
I was using dual boot (win7 + vista)
wanted to remain only with win 7
formatted vista partition (don't know how I succeeded eventually...)
now, win 7 boots fine
but I still have the vista partition which is empty, except for BOOT FILES ON IT!!!! (win 7 partition does NOT have boot files or bootmgr).
when entering disk management, I cannot delete old vista partition (marked as system) but I really want to

what should I do?
THANKS!

A:problem removing system partition

Before you do anything else, do an image backup of BOTH partitions to a third partition or a second hard drive. Just in case!

1) Are both partitions on the same HDD?

2) If so, which one is the FIRST partition? The Win7 OS partition you want to keep or the empty, except for the bootloader, Vista partition that you want for delete?

Answer those two questions and someone will respond. I have not corrected this exact setup yet but am about to on one of my HDDs.....

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I have installed Win 7 eternity x64 in one of the non primary parttions. i installed it using my previous version of win 7 x64 RC which is on primary partition. but now i want to remove win 7 RC and Make win 7 Eternity as my primary OS can i do it?

A:Problem Removing Previous Win 7 on Primary partition

  
Quote: Originally Posted by niranjannj


I have installed Win 7 eternity x64 in one of the non primary parttions. i installed it using my previous version of win 7 x64 RC which is on primary partition. but now i want to remove win 7 RC and Make win 7 Eternity as my primary OS can i do it?


Just my curiousity, what is Windows 7 Eternity?

I hope someone here can help you!

zx81

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I want to remove the old harddrive and Win98SE. I tried following some help guides on TSG but I'm stuck at making the new drive the active partition.....

I haven't been able to find something that tells me how to do this.

Is anyone familiar with this?

Thanks,
Brian

BTW: Please!, I don't want to reinstall WinXP again.
 

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A:How to change active partition without removing data from partition?

Hello and welcome to the forums MarkRocketman!

You can easily change the active/inactive flag on a partition easily by following these steps:-

Removing the Active Flag from a Partition
(on a drive that's not currenly being used as a boot drive)

First, open an elevated command prompt in Windows:-

1. Click Start Orb
2. In search box, type cmd
3. Right-click on cmd.exe, and choose 'Run as Administrator'

In the elevated command prompt type in the following commands:-

Diskpart
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK n (where n is the number of the HDD in question)
LIST PARTITION
SELECT PARTITION n (where n is the number of the Partition that holds G)
INACTIVE
Hope that helps!

EDIT:- As a supplementary addition here's how change it back to active:-

LIST PARTITION
SELECT PARTITION n (where n is the number of the Partition you want to activate)
ACTIVE
Exit (to exit Diskpart)

 

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Is there a way to delete the D drive (which has nothing useful on it) and release the space back the C drive/partition?
If there is a simple utitility that does not require TOO much tech knowledge I'd be grateful for any pointers.
ta
Mike

A:Removing a partition (XP)

Hi this may be of help http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/gparted.html
download here http://gparted.sourceforge.net/download.php

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Yeah, so I think my C: Drive is partitioned.
How do I check if it is, and if it is partitioned, should I remove the partition, and how do I go about that?
Note that my C: Drive appears unnaturally small (3.95gb) and is chronically low on space.

Thanks.

~Likinta.

A:Removing a Partition?

Go to start/ run and type
diskmgmt.msc
hit enter

You should see an entry for disk 0 ,with your primary C: partition there on the left
Does it have a big space to the right labled unallocated space?
If so , you can just right click on that space and choose format and it will make that into a D: drive for storage.

Assuming your drive is actually larger than 3.95 GB and you have unallocated space you can do as above; or you can clean install windows to use more of the space. This is probably one of the more complex things to do, since you must be careful or you will wind up with it trying to install two copies of windows on the 3.95GB or installing a second copy on the unallocated space.
http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase...p_sg_clean.asp
has a nice tutorial
Note step 5. Choose an installation partition
At this point instead of clicking NEXT you select the listed partition and press the D key on your keyboard to Delete it. Then when no partitions are shown and it just says Hard disk 0 xxxxxMB unallocated space; you select that and press the C key to Create new partitions. Specify the size you want in MB (1000MB=1GB so you want 20,000 or 40,000 MB ; I suspect someone got it wrong and thought they were making a 39.5GB partition and typed in 3950MB and wound up with 3.95GB) You repeat this until you finish. The first one you make will be the C: partition , so remember and select it then click next to format it and install windows. You use disk management when finished to format other partitions. Note that if you clean install windows you will loose all your data and only have generic drivers. SO it is adviseable that first off you burn a copy of all your data to cdr disks and that you download any drivers for motherboard chipsets, video card, network card, modem etc you will need and burn them to cdr.

If you discover as above that you have unallocated space and just want to expand the existing partition to make it bigger the best solution is one of two programs which cost a bit Partition Commander is cheaper, Partition Magic better known. These are the two most stable non destructive reparitioning tools. The built in XP partitioning tool is destructive meaning you must destroy a partition and lose all data on it to resize it. These two are non destructive meaning they can take unused space on the drive next to the existing partition and add it on without messing up windows or your drive.
Both of them have very easy to use and understand interfaces and you can just boot to the install cd and use it to resize your windows partition or you can install it and then when launched it will load to ram and reboot the system and you run it from there.

http://visopsys.org/partlogic/
Is a free tool if you are adventureous.

Quote:




Partition Logic is a free hard disk partitioning and data management tool. It can create, delete, format, defragment, resize, and move partitions and modify their attributes. It can copy entire hard disks from one to another.





Quote:




LIMITATIONS

Partition logic does not currently support the following:

* Partitioning of SCSI hard disks, and some SATA hard disks
* Non MS-DOS/MBR-style partition tables (i.e. Sun, BSD, EFI/GPT)
* Formatting filesystems other than FAT and EXT2
* Resizing filesystems other than NTFS (Windows XP filesystems)
* Serial mice
* USB keyboards and mice
* Keyboard layouts other than UK English, US English, Italian, or German

*Note that some of these limitations will be addressed in the upcoming releases.




This means that it can be used to resize your windows XP partition if that drive is formatted NTFS ( just right click on it and choose properties and it will list file system to see if it is). If not you can convert it to NTFS, just ask how.
Note that while it can resize NTFS partitions by merging them with unallocated space on the drive, it... Read more

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A:removing partition

I beleive if you use the diskmanager in windows you would first move the data off of the partition to be merged, then delete the partition, then right click the main partition and i beleive it may have an option to extend the partition to claim the now blank space into the main. Therefore you will be left with one 78gig drive partition.
 

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Thanks in advance to anyone who helps!

EDIT: There's also a folder in the partition called drivers, so my guess would be the aforementioned copy-paste technique won't work.

A:Need help removing partition.

NO. You cannot "remove" a partition without deleting all contents. However, you can use Disk Management to "shrink" or "expand" the partition. I suggest you backup any critical data before changing the size of a partition or performing any disk level function.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Can-I-repartition-my-hard-disk

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/gg309169.aspx

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hello,

i just removed a partition and extended my D: drive onto this partition of 121.59 GB.
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many thanks!
 

A:after removing a partition...

I think you might need to right click on c drive and select "extend volume".
 

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Hey,

First allow you to give you my system info:

Samsung Netbook NC10
Origonally Windows XP Home SP3
Now Installed Windows Vista Home SP1

XP is installed on C: Partition, Vista installed E: partition.

I now want to remove the XP Partition but the Computer Management says my XP Partition is a system and active partition even though there are no XP files left on that partition (Iv deleted them all)

I have used Easy BCD to remove the XP from the BCD and Its gone perfect. But I still cannot format/delete the partition.

What can I do?

I must note that this is my Netbook and I do not have a CD Drive.
I do have Acronis True Image (If that helps)

Thanks.
 

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Hey,

First allow you to give you my system info:

Samsung Netbook NC10
Origonally Windows XP Home SP3
Now Installed Windows Vista Home SP1

XP is installed on C: Partition, Vista installed E: partition.

I now want to remove the XP Partition but the Computer Management says my XP Partition is a system and active partition even though there are no XP files left on that partition (Iv deleted them all)

I have used Easy BCD to remove the XP from the BCD and Its gone perfect. But I still cannot format/delete the partition.

What can I do?

I must note that this is my Netbook and I do not have a CD Drive.
I do have Acronis True Image (If that helps)

Thanks.

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A:Removing Old OS Partition

Hi there
I believe I posted this before so what I'd do is the following

1) Backup your current system with Acronis (don't backup the W7 system) and ensure you have a Bootable Acronis system -- you can create it from within running windows using Acronis.

2) get into command in administrator mode

3) type the following commands in

a) DISKPART
b) LIST DISK -- you'll see a list of disks - select the one you want to use -- probably in this case Disk 0 or Disk 1

c) SELCT DISK 0 (assuming it's HDD nr 0)
d) CLEAN
e) CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
f)ACTIVE ===> do this or HDD won't boot
g) format fs=ntfs quick
h) Assign

Now boot your Acronis system and restore the W8.1 backup

Boot it -- it might fail in which case simply use Windows recovery to Repair system - but it probably will be OK. (You don't need to create a Windows recovery disk if you've got a Windows install disk - that will work just fine.

Job done.

To re-size partitions download GPARTED or any Linux live CD which will have GPARTED in it -- now simply re-size your partition(s) at will.

Cheers
jimbo

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A:Removing XP Partition

Take look at this tutorial:

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...oot.html?ltr=O

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Can I delete D: and add the 106GB to my C: w/o having to reinstall Windows?

I've never had to deal w/ partitions before so pls bear w/ me if this is a dumb question. Thx!!

A:Need help in removing partition on HDD.....

Yes, you can do that.

I have no idea what those mre files are. If you want to keep them, move them to C temporarily.

Then delete D in Windows Disk Management. That will generate "unallocated space".

Then expand C to take up the unallocated space, also using Windows Disk Management.

Don't say yes to dynamic partitions, whatever you do.

You should end up with 3 partitions: recovery, C, and OEM.

Most would tell you to put all of your data on D and keep D, but it's your choice. There are certain advantages to keeping a data only partition.

You could shrink C to a much smaller size if needed, and add that saved space to D.

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soleryder
 

A:Winxp Removing Partition

Are you sure the D: drive isn't a recovery Partition ??
Can you attach a screen shot of you disc management screen ??

No way to do this in XP that I know of.
I sure wouldn't use PM .. threw it away a long time ago.
Acronis Disc Director is the way to go.
 

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A:Solved: Removing partition.

Click the Windows Orb (formally start) - in the Start Search window type or paste
diskmgmt.msc - at the top of the window an icon will appear, click it - you are now in Disk Management - right click the D: and choose Delete volume - you will then be able to Extend your C:volume to the full size of the drive.
 

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A:Removing a hidden partition

What kind of drive is it, and can you get an external enclosure?

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A:please help! partition removing problems!

Seeing how you want to fix your Vista install, I will not comment on your hacked version of XP other than to say it is against forum rulesI have made a note of it and you will not get any assistance for that in the futureYou need to fix your MBR:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392

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Good morning,

I am trying to help a friend with their system. She is running Windows 7 Premium. I followed the steps to create a Administrator account on her box. ( I assume I had to since the option to delete the partition was grayed out). This partition I am trying to remove is an empty locgical drive. (it came partitioned from Dell). I am still unable to delete this drive.

Any thoughts.

Re-cap - In administrative mode - CMD.exe C:\user\administrators> net users administrator /active:yes

I recevied the confirmation. Unfortunately when I log off I am only still seeing my friends login name. I have to click switch user in order to enter administrator credentials.

Any help is appreciated.

A:Removing a partition Windows 7

what to you maean you are trying to remove a partition,you cant remove a partition you can only resize it,meaning (shrink or extend it)are you trying to remove a user account

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A:Removing Active Tag from Partition

One way is to use diskpart.

Select that partition and then type "inactive" at the prompt.

You don't see a way to do it in Disk Management?

The diskpart commands should be:

list disk
select disk 0
list part

The above list part should show 2 partitions. You would then select the one that is now inactive and then type "inactive" at the prompt.

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A:Removing a windows partition

If you are logged into the first XP partition, it is easy enough to do. I would recommend making a backup of your important files before doing this, though.

Right-click My Computer > Manage > Disk Management. Right-click on the 10GB partition, and select 'Delete Partition'. It will ask to confirm that you want to delete the partition.

Next, to change the boot.ini file. Go to Start > Run, and type in "msconfig" without the quotes. Click on the BOOT.INI tab, and click the 'Check All Boot Paths' button. Follow the prompts from there, and you're done.

Check to make sure that you can log back in once you're done, as well.
 

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I am running Windows 7 all great and haven't had any problems, I want to make Windows 7 my sole operating system and remove my XP partition. I managed to install Windows 7 on a separate partition with no problems but just wondering if it's all fine to go ahead and delete my XP partition and then resize my Windows 7 partition back up, this wouldn't create any problems?

Just a matter of backing up all the essentials first, just in case?

Cheers,

A:Removing XP and resizing Win 7 partition

Hi there
If you want to get rid of XP just boot into W7 and do clean install.
Delete ALL the OS partitions and create new one's from the install prompt.

If you want a separate partition manager download the BOOTABLE FREE GPARTED application. Just google for it.

Cheers
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A:Removing recovery-partition

You are right. You are able to delete that partition if you have made discs. And if you do decide to leave, installing windows 7 will not interfere at all with that partition.

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I can't remove it, again because it is protected.

Changing drive letters would help...but I want the 10gigs of space back. Any help on removing this appreciated.

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A:Removing recovery partition

What that is telling you is that even though somehow the operating system was installed on D drive, the Boot records are on the C drive and it cannot be deleted or changed.

The easiest way out is to reinstall XP, this time delete all partitions and disconnect any drives other than the one you want to boot from.

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A:Removing second boot partition

wat is exact problem
 

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A:Removing a primary partition

You will need to resize the C partition in order to regain the unallocated space.
 

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Is the only option left to re-format the entire drive? I have a vista image of c drive I could restore.

Is this the only realistic option??

A:removing a partition in Vista

it may be its made a restore point (norm goes at the end of drive space ),so turn it off and try again
right click my computer,manage,d/c disk management,right click system disk C and see if it is now working

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A:(Solved) Removing Extented DOS partition?

you need to choose option 3 from the fdisk menu and delete the logical drives first.

See this article under How to Repartition and Format the Extended Partition and Logical Drives of a Hard Disk
http://support.microsoft.com/directory/article.asp?ID=KB;EN-US;Q255867#4
 

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A:help removing separate swap partition

Having a separate partition for a swap file on the same physical drive as the system will slow it down a bit.
Having a separate partition for a swap file on a Different physical drive as the system will Increase performance a little. If the swap file is not being used, it won't make a difference.

Just move the swap file back to the C: drive and do what ever you want with the F: drive.

Right click My Computer, click Properties
Click the Advanced tab
In the Performance section, click the Settings button.
Click the Advanced tab
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Click the Set button
OK back to the Desktop and reboot.
You can delete the F: partition, and use EASEUS Partition Manager (Home Edition) or a Gparted Live CD to extend the C: partition to use the entire drive
 

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A:Removing files from Recovery (D:) partition

so if i understand this correctly he ripped those files to the c drive ?. then delete or exclude the files from the backup yes. and if there's nothing important on the d drive format it and make a new backup. ( maybe temporary copy 1 of the backup files to the c drive )

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A:Removing non-dual boot O/S from partition....

Hi and welcome.

Please post a screen shot of your Disk Management window so that we can better understand what you have.

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A:Removing 98, deleting XP, and installing XP to the old 98 partition.

Easy, boot with the XP CD, create one partition, format and install the OS. This will remove everything on the HD and basically you will start over with a clean HD.
 

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A:Will removing partition delete Windows 7?

I would leave the second partition and put all the user data there and out of the Windows partition.

I use MinTool Partition Wizard Home Edition (Free). I have used it a handful of times and have not any problems with it. Check its reviews out on CNET.

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A:HDD partition help needed (by removing drive from laptop)

Here is some info:

UEFI Boot Mode (installing using the GPT partition style) and Legacy BIOS Boot Mode (installing using the MBR partition style). -> link






If you select Legacy BIOS Boot Mode (not marked UEFI in the boot menu).

- If your hard drive is blank, the Windows setup program creates the following partitions on your hard drive (see screenshot below).

Partition table:
- MBR (Master Boot Record)

Two partitions:
- System Reserved - The Boot Configuration Data (BCD).
- Primary - Where Windows is to be installed to.

If you select UEFI Boot Mode (marked UEFI in the boot menu).

- If your hard drive is blank, the Windows setup program creates the following partitions on your hard drive (see screenshot below).

Partition table:
- GPT (GUID Partition Table)

Four partitions:
- Recovery - The Windows Recovery Environment tools. This partition does not exist in Windows 7.
- System (EFI system) - The Boot Configuration Data (BCD).
- MSR (Reserved) - Microsoft Reserved.
- Primary - Where Windows is to be installed to.

Note: The MSR (Reserved) partition is not visible within Disk Management utility, but it is listed with command line utility (diskpart).





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Once you have deleted all of the partitions, you only see Drive 0 Unallocated Space (see screenshot below).

Click on the "Next" button. The installation of Windows will begin. All the required partitions are created automatically during the install.

Or, if you know what you're doing, you can click on the "New" button and create a separate data partition.

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A:How will removing partition effect boot manager

  
Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd


I should know the answer to this question but my mind isn't working. I have done this before but can't remember how *exactly* I did it.

I took my sister's 150GB HD and set her up with a dual boot with Windows 7 and XP. She now wants me to take Windows 7 off and just use XP for a while. If I use a 3rd party partitioning tool to remove the Windows 7 partition FROM WITHIN XP, will this screw up the boot manager? I think it should be fine. Just take out the partition and extend the XP partition into the free space and it should just boot to XP. Is this correct?


Your message implies your sister's HDD:
1. Started with new HDD
2. Installed w7 first
3. Installed XP

Was this the case, or did the machine come with XP installed,
then w7 installed afterwards?

When you boot XP, with hidden/system files 'showing', does there exist
both 'ntldr' and 'ntdetect.com' and the w7 'bootmgr' on the C: drive?

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A:Removing partition from a Flash Memory Player

What's the model number and size of this "flash player"?
 

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A:{Advice Offered} - Removing WinNT partition

Do you still have you Win NT start up disks? If so you can use these to delete a NTFS partition.
 

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Win 8 versus Win 7 is personal preference. I wouldn't get wound up in their differences. Use the one you can use most efficiently and are most familiar with.

I gather the laptop now has Win 7. Is there any over-riding reason why you would need to put 8 on it at all if satisfied with 7? You can dual boot and have both if you need both, but it's a complication.

You should be able to make a set of "recovery disks" via software menus that would replicate what that recovery partition would do. Assuming it works, you could then delete that partition after the disks were made and later use the disks to restore to factory state if needed.

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A:Removing System Reserved Partition from HDD, and recreating on SSD?

The third drive is booting itself as signified by the System flag. Unplug the other drives to confirm this.

If there are still OS' on the hard drives then post back screenshots of each one booted so we can see if they are independently bootable too, or just try booting each while plugged in alone.

Are you booting your choice via the BIOS Boot Menu or a Windows boot menu?

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A:HDD partition help needed (by removing drive from laptop)

Question one, why are you doing this. are you downgrading to Windows 7? If so, see this tutorial:

How to Downgrade Windows 8 Preinstalled to Windows 7

When installing Windows 7, delete all partitions then leave the drive unallocated and press Next. The installer will create the partitions it needs.

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A:Disk management - removing the recovery partition

As to 1, I find having a recovery partition on the same drive as the OS is asking for trouble. If the drive fails, your recovery partition goes with it. I prefer having an image backup (using Macrium Reflect) on another local drive, so I can restore my setup in only a few minutes -- if needed. So, yeah, you could reformat all that space into a single partition and use Macrium Reflect (or built-in Windows functions) to store backups in it.

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A:Removing Extra Primary System Partition

Is this the right thread? Because this is one of the only ones with no replies

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A:Solved: Help removing Windows files and re-Formating a partition

Boot from the W7 DVD, select to install W7 and delete the partition.

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once this is done you can shut down the PC by holding the power button in.

Once you are back into XP, you can go into disk management and format the unallocated partition.
 

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A:Windows 7 not Booting after removing XP partition from Dual Boot

Why didn`t you listen to the message ?

You deleted your Active partition now windows 7 won`t boot.

Your windows 7 partition must 1st be marked Active, then startup repair must be run to write the system files to the Windows 7 partition.

Without an install dvd or a system repair disc, you can`t do that. You can easily make a system repair disc on another Windows 7 PC, all you need is a blank cd and a cd burner. But it has to be the same bit version (32 or 64) and Service Pack version as the version you are trying to repair.

Others may have another method. They will post it.

Or call your Tech

System Repair Disc - Create

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A:Dell Dimension E510 removing recovery partition

Download Gparted, and burn the ISO to a disc. That will remove any partition if its there, but be warned, you might need to rebuild the MBR once its been removed.
 

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A:Removing dual-boot OS and partition to increase space

Not easily, and it depends somewhat on what was installed first, and what Service Packs were on those first two installs of Windows XP..
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A:Removing 100MB system partition - no re-install needed

or you could simply use the bcdboot command to create the boot manager to the Windows drive and set it "active" using the diskpart command. Although that one only works if Windows is on a primary partition.

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Since it sounds like you have plenty of system images, you can safely remove the recovery partition. I do that all the time when I transfer the OS from the original HDD to an SSD.

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What kind of BIOS you have? UEFI or Legacy (MBR)?
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Installing Windiws 7 may/may not make the Dell Recovery Partition unusable.

How to use Dell Recovery Partition,make Recovery Disks & how to order Recovery Disks.
Dell - Support

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Welcome to Seven Forums.

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I want to make my Laptop like 1st time it was



If you did not make the factory recovery discs during the initial setup of you laptop, your only recourse at this time is to order them from the manufacturer. You have no other options available at this time to recover your laptop to "factory status."

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Please indicate your computer specs.
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Now, when I try to right click it, this is how menu looks:

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I have Windows 7 Ultimate x64, build 7100 (RC).

Anyone knows how can I solve this problem?

Few notes:
1. I have 2 Hard Drives - 600 and 240 GB.
2. Unallocated space is for my new XP installation.
3. Partition E:\ is for movies, G:\ is for installations and .exe files, D:\ is "Program Files" partition.

A:Partition problem - Partition deleted or something?

Hi Blazeme welcome to the forums,

Have you tried setting the partition as active? You will need to set 'Mark partition as active' in order to allocate it a drive letter.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/8063-partition-problem-partition-deleted-something.html
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A:Removing a Netgear wireless card

That slot can be used pretty much the same way as a USB port. If you want to make sure that no information (that is being transmitted) is lost you can click on the "remove" icon in the Notification Area and select the card to be stopped.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/removing-a-netgear-wireless-card.607092/
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A:Removing A Graphics Card, Installing A New One

Uninstall the drivers first.
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/removing-a-graphics-card-installing-a-new-one.771320/
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A:Deleted partition on SD card

adamone said:

During a recent reinstall of Windows XP I forgot to remove my SD card from the computer and during the XP setup I deleted the SD card partition by mistake (I had multiple partitions and was merging them all in to one). Anyways, all the recovery programs that I have found work for the image files on the SD disk but I need to recover a rar file on that disk that contains multiple important files. Are there any programs out there that will do this? I prefer free programs but ones that require it to be bought is fine I guess. I just really need this rar file off of the disk.

Thanks for the help in advance,
Adam.Click to expand...

Perhaps you have tried free evaluation of Search and Recover?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/deleted-partition-on-sd-card.623722/
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A:Removing NVidia Geforce PCIe Card

If the "blue locator" you mention is at the back end of the card slot, this is a release latch. Press it down and then you should be able to remove the card by pulling it straight up.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/removing-nvidia-geforce-pcie-card.1016916/
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A:Removing Credit Card from Windows 8 Store

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http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/13266-removing-credit-card-windows-8-store.html
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A:removing graphics card from Dell Dimension XPS

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/removing-graphics-card-from-dell-dimension-xps.760481/