reset partition to allow format of hard drive
Posted on 2004-08-14
ok, here is my question.
I want to format a hard drive on a very old pc. I've formatted hard drives before without any problems.
This is an HP Vectra vl. I have a boot disk and I'm able to get to the command prompt. My problem is with the lpartitioning. The system will not allow me to re-partition the hard drive. When I attempt to delete the primary dos partition I recieve a message saying cannot delete Primary Dos Partition on drive 1 when an extended dos partition exist. So when I try to delete the extended partition I recieve the same message referring to the Primary Petition.