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Posted 07 January 2005 - 09:31 PM Are you opening your disk, choosing what you want to do and then rebooting? User rating: 4.7/5 Purchase or download a free trial. I have an older hp pc that came with Windows XP. Every time I tried to do a reformat it came up with that error you are listing. my review here

You could have been done hours ago either way. 1st thing you need to do is make the W7 partition primary. I spent hours trying to figure this out because i thought i was booting from cd! Note If you want to create a partition where one or more partitions already exist, you must first delete the existing partition or partitions, and then create the new partition. 7. Now WITHOUT the Setup CD in the CDROM drive at all, at startup it still gives me the option to Choose Windows XP Professional...

I can> delete the partition on F: but not C:(for above reason). The disk would write files to the hard-drive and then reboot to do the reformat. To do this download free Partition Wizard CD and burn to CD with Windows Image Burner.

Any advice? You'll be offered theopportunity to delete, create, and format partitions as part of theinstallation process. (You may need to re-arrange the order of bootdevices in the PC's BIOS to boot from Comment navigation ← Older Comments Leave a comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Windows 7: Cant Delete Old Primary XP Partition after Win 7 Installation Page 1 of 2 1 2 > 07 May 2013 #1 Emilford1506 Windows 7 Ultimate 2 posts

This is the question I need answered, do I create a second partition and then go back somehow and delete the old partition, or do I delete the old partition first As suggested your windows 7 partition has to be made primary and set to active, and the XP partition has to be set to inactive. I can't reinstall Win again, is there chance to delete this disk part somehow? Vista will never be gone as long as Windows 7 is here!

After awhile you will be asked to "name" your computer, I suggest naming it the same as the main user ID so you are the administrator by default. [Example, I have Hope this helps __________________ Hope this helps Barbara MCP Friends are Gods apology for relations. solved Windows cannot be installed to this disk. AddRAM View Public Profile Find More Posts by AddRAM 07 May 2013 #4 Emilford1506 Windows 7 Ultimate 2 posts Could i just clone my windows 7 install, &

My System Specs gregrocker View Public Profile Find More Posts by gregrocker 18 Jul 2015 #7 neddy OtherWin 7 Home Premium, 32 bit, 12 posts I have a Then, let's use the list disk command again, to confirm that the disk in question is indeed now selected: After double-checking that Disk 4 is now selected (it should have the Put your old version of Windows (2000,Me,98) in your computer and run the set up disk. While the Disk Management tool is helpless in this situation, fortunately Windows offers yet another tool, DISKPART, that can do things to the disks that Disk Management can't.

TLee, Feb 8, 2004 #1 Advertisements Guest Guest Travis I'm not sure what specifically is causing that error, but if you don't care about the data on there you should have http://webjak.net/windows-xp/install-chinese-language-windows-xp-without-cd.html Well done Bill says: September 21, 2016 at 9:39 pm Worked perfectly for my, purchased used, 128GB 1000x CF card. Basics...Pent 4, 2.4 GHz, 1.00 GB Ram Windows Professional with full installation cd (not upgrade cd) Ok... CONTRIBUTE TO OUR LEGAL DEFENSE All unused funds will be donated to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).

Thanks for your imput, but it wasn't quite what I was looking for. Instead, press the Ctrl and Shift keys together, and while keeping them depressed, press Enter. How can I have A SINGLE hard drive completly expanded ? ... get redirected here Access is denied.

When i get in my computer/manage/disk management if i right click a partition it won`t let me le delete it or expand it. Again, it's very important to properly identify the disk we want to work with in the list. To learn more and to read the lawsuit, click here.

once this is done you will be able to boot from disk and delete the partition!

I wonder what would happen if I chose the 'Earlier version....' which was the XP. Download free Partition Wizard bootable CD and burn to CD using Windows Image Burner. Thanks for the information... Fantastic help!

To bypass the repair, press ESC. 6. Ben, Feb 19, 2004 #6 sandwichhead Guest I have sort of the same problem...I had a FAT32 Xp partition and MS-DO on my hard drive. I checked it out and tried it but after the step where it shows you how to delete the partition thats exactly where i am get the error... http://webjak.net/windows-xp/how-to-delete-user-accounts-on-windows-xp.html Note that this command erases everything on the selected disk, all partitions, protected or not.

To get to the Disk Management tool, click on the Start button, right-click on Computer, and choose Manage from the menu: If you use Windows 10, right-click on the Start button, Is there a program i can download to wipe the hardrive and install a fresh OS without all these problems... I would insert my windows disk, on the splash screen I would choose to install windows and then reformat.