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i partioned my drive and dont know how to remove the old 1

by mrcny11 / November 25, 2004 10:52 PM PST

i recently attempted to reformat my computer on windows xp because of lost windows files but i now have created a partion on the drive and windows shows two systems on the start up and i would like to remove the old one because of all of the problems i had with it. so can anyone tell me how to safely remove the old partion and just leave the one i added which is working just fine ??

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Re: i partioned my drive and dont know how to remove the old
by Exaltare / November 25, 2004 11:10 PM PST

You should be able to use any Windows boot disk to accomplish this task. Simply boot from the disk and then reformat/remove the OS.

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Re: i partioned my drive and dont know how to remove the old
by mrcny11 / December 3, 2004 11:38 PM PST

i tried to do what you said but i am having trouble deciphering the 2 partions from one another and i am afraid of removing the wrong one is there any way for me to tell the newer one (which works) from the older partion ?? thanks for all of your help

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Re: i partioned my drive and dont know how to remove the old
by retired / December 3, 2004 11:56 PM PST

you can bet it is "C" but to be safe, just open, My computer, then right click each partition, properties, and the largest one (that has used the most space)should be the oldest one. I am sure there are other more scientific ways to find out.

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Re: i partioned my drive and dont know how to remove the old
by zeeman / December 3, 2004 11:54 PM PST

Hi mrcni11,
Are you familiar with a software called Partition Magic ?
This may help. I used this once to create various partitions on my harddrive.
zeeman

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