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October 14, 2009 8:46:31 PM

hi all, when i decided to try w7 rc i put it in a dual boot situation with my xp machine on a 160 gb hard drive. today i decided that i was getting rid of the xp partition because i have been liking w7 so much, but ran into some problems. i'm not sure if i took the proper route in trying to delete a partition that was used in a dual boot situation but this is what i did.
first i tried to format the xp partition (d) from w7 but didn't work. then i went into disk management and tried to delete volume but that didn't work either. both were denied by windows even though i am logged on as administrator. then i figured 'what the heck' and figured i'd just delete the contents of the drive manually. got rid of almost everything on the partition except for a couple of folders containg 7 or 8 adobe files. they will not delete at all for some reason, even though i am the admin on the computer. also, i still cannot format the partition or delete volume from disk management.
anyone know what i can do to delete this volume so it can merge with c? help would be greatly appreciated. thanks.

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October 14, 2009 9:00:19 PM

Boot to your Win 7 DVD and either delete or reformat the XP partition from there. Don't boot all the way to the OS. Or you can use Partition magic or other 3rd party product.
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October 14, 2009 11:11:09 PM

thanks, worked with the w7 dvd.
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