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Cant go to restart in MS-DOS mode

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Anonymous
April 25, 2005 7:29:03 AM

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Hi All,
1. I cannot go to restart in MS-DOS mode to do FDisk. But I can only go to
MS-DOS prompt.
2. When doing FDisk in MS-DOS prompt, I can only delete logical drives &
Extended DOS Partition.
I cannot delete Primary DOS partition error message " ..... cannot lock the
drive"
3. I have done FDisk many times. This is the first time I encounter the
problem.

Please advice.
Thank you.

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Anonymous
April 25, 2005 11:31:17 AM

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You cannot run FDISK on your primary drive while Windows is running. Use a
bootable floppy diskette if you need to run FDISK on the Windows
partition/drive.

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"Francis Chew" <FrancisChew@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:FD0C8BFA-A458-4F8D-982C-17CFD815C4EC@microsoft.com...
> Hi All,
> 1. I cannot go to restart in MS-DOS mode to do FDisk. But I can only go to
> MS-DOS prompt.
> 2. When doing FDisk in MS-DOS prompt, I can only delete logical drives &
> Extended DOS Partition.
> I cannot delete Primary DOS partition error message " ..... cannot lock
> the
> drive"
> 3. I have done FDisk many times. This is the first time I encounter the
> problem.
>
> Please advice.
> Thank you.
Anonymous
April 25, 2005 11:44:13 AM

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Stop and think about it!
If you use either the MS-DOS prompt, or Restart is DOS mode, you are running
out of windows on the C drive.
Doing an FDisk from there is like asking someone to commit suicide. The C
drive will not do that dumb thing to itself.
You have to have control from another source. That is a Boot Disk.

"Francis Chew" <FrancisChew@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:FD0C8BFA-A458-4F8D-982C-17CFD815C4EC@microsoft.com...
> Hi All,
> 1. I cannot go to restart in MS-DOS mode to do FDisk. But I can only go to
> MS-DOS prompt.
> 2. When doing FDisk in MS-DOS prompt, I can only delete logical drives &
> Extended DOS Partition.
> I cannot delete Primary DOS partition error message " ..... cannot lock
> the
> drive"
> 3. I have done FDisk many times. This is the first time I encounter the
> problem.
>
> Please advice.
> Thank you.
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Anonymous
April 25, 2005 12:57:27 PM

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> Hi All,
> 1. I cannot go to restart in MS-DOS mode to do FDisk. But I can only go to
> MS-DOS prompt.
> 2. When doing FDisk in MS-DOS prompt, I can only delete logical drives &
> Extended DOS Partition.
> I cannot delete Primary DOS partition error message " ..... cannot lock the
> drive"
> 3. I have done FDisk many times. This is the first time I encounter the
> problem.

Boot to a floppy. See http://www.bootdisk.com/ if you need a bootdisk.

Dan
Anonymous
April 30, 2005 1:32:05 AM

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Hi Daniel,
Is bootdisk taken from http://www.bootdisk.com and "StartUp" disk create
from Window setup are the same.
Please advice.

Thks.

"Daniel Hicks" wrote:

> > Hi All,
> > 1. I cannot go to restart in MS-DOS mode to do FDisk. But I can only go to
> > MS-DOS prompt.
> > 2. When doing FDisk in MS-DOS prompt, I can only delete logical drives &
> > Extended DOS Partition.
> > I cannot delete Primary DOS partition error message " ..... cannot lock the
> > drive"
> > 3. I have done FDisk many times. This is the first time I encounter the
> > problem.
>
> Boot to a floppy. See http://www.bootdisk.com/ if you need a bootdisk.
>
> Dan
>
>