cannot delete partition

Posted on 2008-11-11
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
ok now that I got a external HDD i was able to do the ubuntu thing and get all my files off my HDD since the windows fatal crash, now when I try to delete the old partition to re install XP i can't :/    it goes to a blue screen and says the partition you selected cannot be deleted   aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa im so pissed
Question by:Garrett_Schaefer
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    Accepted Solution

    You can't use Ubuntu (gparted) or the XP install CD to remove the partition?  Have you tried to use other 3rd party utilities?

    Partition Resizer
    Partition Resizer is a small DOS executable, which requires no installation, and can perform, all these tasks in a short while, giving you the opportunity to re-arrange your partitions safely, quickly and fuss-free.

    Ranish Partition Manager
    Boot manager and hard disk partitioner.
    It gives users high level of control for running multiple operating systems,
    such as Windows 98/NT/XP, Linux, FreeDOS, and FreeBSD on a single disk.

    This is software for splitting existing partitions

    3D Partition Manager
    Create, delete, and resize partitions. Format and resize FAT-16 and FAT-32 file systems

    Parted is a program for creating, destroying, resizing, checking and copying partitions

    Dos utility for managing partitions.

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    thank yoU!  I bought a new hard drive anyway to go to sata II instead of IDE the HDD was old but i like to fix problems myself

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