Can't delete ext. partition w/FDISK or load NT Server
Posted on 2000-02-14
Here's the problem:
I had a dual boot system (98/NT Server). NT crashed and won't allow me to recover or run the setup. I get something along the way of a "Page Fault In Non Page area" along with a memory dump. as soon as I indicate support for large hard drives (27GB) - crash! Windows 98 installs just fine.
FDISK indicates that I still have a 19GB extended DOS partition. If I try to delete it the partition FDISK indicates that there is a logical drive that must be deleted first. When I try to delete any logical drives, FDISK indicates that no logical drives exist.
I attempted to run PartionMagic from Win98, but when I try to view partion information I get the following error: "Access violation at address 004415E3. Read of Address FFFFFFFFF.
There's no data to be saved so wiping the entire harddrive clean is as good a solution as any, I can't get rid of the partition I can't format the hard drive as one 27 GB drive either.
Any takers? Any suggestions on how to wipe out the partition or reformat the entire drive and wipe out any partitions at the same time?