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April 14, 2004 3:39:04 PM

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I have installed a second harddisk that is partitioned on my computer. I do
not need the data on the disk, and I want to remove the partitions to get
one large disk.. I assume I need to reformat the disk to do that. I went to

Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management>Storage>Disk
Management

and I see where I can format an individual partition, but I do not see how I
can format the disk to remove the partitions.

Any assistance is appreciated.
Thank You.
Anonymous
April 14, 2004 7:28:10 PM

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Donnie, try a Ultimate Boot Disk. http://www.docsdownloads.com/ubd.htm
You can use Fdisk to
delete and create new partitions.
"Donnie" <notdisclosed@example.com> wrote in message
news:107qtpij8fbhb80@corp.supernews.com...
> I have installed a second harddisk that is partitioned on my computer. I
do
> not need the data on the disk, and I want to remove the partitions to get
> one large disk.. I assume I need to reformat the disk to do that. I went
to
>
> Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management>Storage>Disk
> Management
>
> and I see where I can format an individual partition, but I do not see how
I
> can format the disk to remove the partitions.
>
> Any assistance is appreciated.
> Thank You.
>
>
Anonymous
April 14, 2004 9:37:41 PM

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"Donnie" <notdisclosed@example.com> wrote in message
news:107qtpij8fbhb80@corp.supernews.com...
> I have installed a second harddisk that is partitioned on my computer. I
do
> not need the data on the disk, and I want to remove the partitions to get
> one large disk.. I assume I need to reformat the disk to do that. I went
to
>
> Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management>Storage>Disk
> Management
>
> and I see where I can format an individual partition, but I do not see how
I
> can format the disk to remove the partitions.
>
> Any assistance is appreciated.
> Thank You.
>
>

Right click on the partition and select delete partition.
Then you can create another partition that fills the
entire drive.
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April 14, 2004 10:57:14 PM

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JBM,

Your suggestion worked. Thanks for the information.

Donnie


"JBM" <jmanning95@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Donnie" <notdisclosed@example.com> wrote in message
> news:107qtpij8fbhb80@corp.supernews.com...
> > I have installed a second harddisk that is partitioned on my computer.
I
> do
> > not need the data on the disk, and I want to remove the partitions to
get
> > one large disk.. I assume I need to reformat the disk to do that. I
went
> to
> >
> > Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management>Storage>Disk
> > Management
> >
> > and I see where I can format an individual partition, but I do not see
how
> I
> > can format the disk to remove the partitions.
> >
> > Any assistance is appreciated.
> > Thank You.
> >
> >
>
> Right click on the partition and select delete partition.
> Then you can create another partition that fills the
> entire drive.
>
>
Anonymous
April 15, 2004 12:18:54 AM

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On Wed, 14 Apr 2004 11:39:04 -0600, "Donnie"
<notdisclosed@example.com> wrote:

>I have installed a second harddisk that is partitioned on my computer. I do
>not need the data on the disk, and I want to remove the partitions to get
>one large disk.. I assume I need to reformat the disk to do that. I went to
>
>Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management>Storage>Disk
>Management
>
>and I see where I can format an individual partition, but I do not see how I
>can format the disk to remove the partitions.
>
>Any assistance is appreciated.
>Thank You.
>

Formatting has nothing to do with re-partitioning. A partition is the
container; the Format tells the OS how to read/write the data within
the partition.
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