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Old 03-25-2004, 09:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently transplanted a partioned HD from an old computer. It's a 60GB total, but it's been partitioned to roughly 58 GB, and 1.99GB. How can I get rid of the partition? I know I can format it with my WinXP CD, but I don't want to waste 3 gigs with an OS on a harddrive I will never boot with. Any ideas??
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Old 03-25-2004, 11:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Assuming you are on either w2k or xp in the Master hard drive what you do is right click " my Computer" select manage / disk management / right click to delete. You can format through this utility as well.
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I recently transplanted a partioned HD from an old computer. It's a 60GB total, but it's been partitioned to roughly 58 GB, and 1.99GB. How can I get rid of the partition? I know I can format it with my WinXP CD, but I don't want to waste 3 gigs with an OS on a harddrive I will never boot with. Any ideas??
Relax and be glad you can use it.
XP users tell me what replaced fdisk ?
Old? whow how old ?
Unplug it and sell it,i guess.

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Old 03-26-2004, 02:29 AM   #4 (permalink)
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okay batman you should take your meds. that made no sense at all. Total Immortal i think you may be asking your question in the wrong way. sounds to me like you want to combine both partitions into 1. you need to use partition magic to do this. i would backup all data before attempting a partition merge. sometimes PM will corrupt data.
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Old 03-28-2004, 11:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
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why dont u debug the hdd..
will remove the partion and also the ntfs or fat32 partition...

DEBUG SCRIPT



system returns :: user enters the following

C:\> debug

- F 200 L1000 0 <Enter>

- A CS:100 <Enter>

xxxx:0100 MOV AX,301 <Enter>

xxxx:0103 MOV BX,200 <Enter>

xxxx:0106 MOV CX,1 <Enter>

xxxx:0109 MOV DX,80 <Enter> .... "80 for hd 0,"81" for hd 1

xxxx:010C INT 13 <Enter>

xxxx:010E INT 20 <Enter>

xxxx:0110 <Enter> ß Leave this line blank

- G <Enter>

program terminated normally

<Crtl-Alt-Del>



partitions are now gone. Now you can proceed with Fdisk.debu
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Old 03-29-2004, 10:59 AM   #6 (permalink)
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fdisk will never get old IMHO.
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Alright T.I., Here's watcha do----If you want a program to use,
go to www.download.com. Once there, search for a program
called "Del-part" it's an executable partition deleter. Just open
the downloade file, and follow instuctions to make floppy, then
just boot from floppy, and follow on-screen instuctions.


Now, if u want to do it the old fashioned way,:
1)Go into fdisk
2)Delete partions (both of them, you'll have to do it twice).
3)Reboot (don't create any , just reboot!)
4)Now, go back into fdisk, you should be able to create a new,
single partition.

That's all there is to it dude!

I have done this before, and it does work!
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