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Not able to delete partition in hard drive

Hi,

I have a very small hard disk which is of 6 GB in size.The problem is that because of viruses and other problems i had to reinstall windows XP professional several times.Now the total available size on my disk is 800MB.
While installing windows when i am trying to delete the partitioned space it says it can not be deleted because the set up files are installed on it.The problem is that my computer does not support bootable cd.Is there any way i can delete all the unused partitions on my disk and get some space on my hard disk?

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Step1:
 Start our system then press delete button with the start of system.
Step2:
you got a blue screen(BIOS) ,chose advance feature then,there will be something releted to BOOT device or
there will be option First boot,Second boot.....
 then chose First boot pres enter ,and chose youe CD-ROM as first boot then,Press F10(save and Exit)
noe the sys tem will Restart.
Step3:
Put the booteble cd.
Delete all unessesary partation .(all the options you can see on the instalation window also).
And make a new partation,and Load new XP in your System.

i hope it will solve your problem. 

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This will be in a few steps..pleas follow carefully.
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To delete a partition or logical drive • Using the Windows interface if(typeof(IsPrinterFriendly) != "undefined") { var l = "#BKMK_WINUI"; var nl; var c = l.charAt(0); var o = document.getElementById("EO"); switch (c){ case "/": nl=(" [http://" + document.domain + l + "]"); break case "#": nl=(""); break default: nl=" [" + l + "]" } if(o != null) o.innerHTML = nl; }
Using a command line if(typeof(IsPrinterFriendly) != "undefined") { var l = "#BKMK_CMD"; var nl; var c = l.charAt(0); var o = document.getElementById("EU"); switch (c){ case "/": nl=(" [http://" + document.domain + l + "]"); break case "#": nl=(""); break default: nl=" [" + l + "]" } if(o != null) o.innerHTML = nl; }
Using the Windows interface 1.
Open Computer Management (Local).
2.
In the console tree, click Computer Management (Local), click Storage, and then click Disk Management.
3.
Right-click the partition, logical drive, or basic volume you want to delete, and then click Delete Partition.
If the menu item reads Delete Volume instead of Delete Partition, the volume is a dynamic volume. For instructions on how to delete a dynamic volume, see Related Topics.
Caution
• When you delete a partition, all data on that deleted partition or logical drive is lost.
• You cannot recover deleted partitions or logical drives.
Notes
• To perform this procedure on a local computer, you must be a member of the Backup Operators group or Administrators group on the local computer, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. To perform this procedure remotely, you must be a member of the Backup Operators group or Administrators group on the remote computer. If the computer is joined to a domain, members of the Domain Admins group might be able to perform this procedure. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure. For more information, see Default local groups if(typeof(IsPrinterFriendly) != "undefined") { var l = "/WindowsServer/en/library/f6e01e51-14ea-48f4-97fc-5288a9a4a9b11033.mspx"; var nl; var c = l.charAt(0); var o = document.getElementById("EKC"); switch (c){ case "/": nl=(" [http://" + document.domain + l + "]"); break case "#": nl=(""); break default: nl=" [" + l + "]" } if(o != null) o.innerHTML = nl; } , Default groups if(typeof(IsPrinterFriendly) != "undefined") { var l = "/WindowsServer/en/library/1631acad-ef34-4f77-9c2e-94a62f8846cf1033.mspx"; var nl; var c = l.charAt(0); var o = document.getElementById("EPC"); switch (c){ case "/": nl=(" [http://" + document.domain + l + "]"); break case "#": nl=(""); break default: nl=" [" + l + "]" } if(o != null) o.innerHTML = nl; } , and Using Run as if(typeof(IsPrinterFriendly) != "undefined") { var l = "/WindowsServer/en/library/8782f8ab-9538-4111-8a68-7bfd130c21c01033.mspx"; var nl; var c = l.charAt(0); var o = document.getElementById("EUC"); switch (c){ case "/": nl=(" [http://" + document.domain + l + "]"); break case "#": nl=(""); break default: nl=" [" + l + "]" } if(o != null) o.innerHTML = nl; } .
• To open Computer Management, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management.
• You cannot delete the system volume, boot volume, or any volume that contains the active paging file or crash dump (memory dump), or OEM partition.
• You cannot delete an extended partition unless the extended partition is empty.
All the logical drives in an extended partition be deleted before you can delete the extended partition.











Posted on Mar 01, 2008

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    Terry Lynn Deschamps Mar 01, 2008

    Notes






    To perform this procedure on a local computer, you must be a member of
    the Backup Operators group, Administrators group, or you must have been
    delegated the appropriate authority. If the computer is joined to a
    domain, members of the Domain Admins group might be able to perform
    this procedure. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to
    perform this procedure. For more information, see Default local groups

    if(typeof(IsPrinterFriendly) != "undefined")
    {
    var l = "/WindowsServer/en/library/f6e01e51-14ea-48f4-97fc-5288a9a4a9b11033.mspx";
    var nl;
    var c = l.charAt(0);
    var o = document.getElementById("EGH");
    switch (c){
    case "/":
    nl=(" [http://" + document.domain + l + "]");
    break
    case "#":
    nl=("");
    break
    default:
    nl=" [" + l + "]"
    }
    if(o != null) o.innerHTML = nl;
    }
    , Default groups

    if(typeof(IsPrinterFriendly) != "undefined")
    {
    var l = "/WindowsServer/en/library/1631acad-ef34-4f77-9c2e-94a62f8846cf1033.mspx";
    var nl;
    var c = l.charAt(0);
    var o = document.getElementById("ELH");
    switch (c){
    case "/":
    nl=(" [http://" + document.domain + l + "]");
    break
    case "#":
    nl=("");
    break
    default:
    nl=" [" + l + "]"
    }
    if(o != null) o.innerHTML = nl;
    }
    , and Using Run as

    if(typeof(IsPrinterFriendly) != "undefined")
    {
    var l = "/WindowsServer/en/library/8782f8ab-9538-4111-8a68-7bfd130c21c01033.mspx";
    var nl;
    var c = l.charAt(0);
    var o = document.getElementById("EQH");
    switch (c){
    case "/":
    nl=(" [http://" + document.domain + l + "]");
    break
    case "#":
    nl=("");
    break
    default:
    nl=" [" + l + "]"
    }
    if(o != null) o.innerHTML = nl;
    }
    .



    To open a command prompt, click Start, point to All programs, point to Accessories, and then click Command prompt.



    You
    cannot delete the system volume, boot volume, or any volume that
    contains the active paging file or crash dump (memory dump), or OEM
    partition.



    You cannot delete an extended partition unless the extended partition is empty.
    All the logical drives in an extended partition be deleted before you can delete the extended partition.



    You cannot delete partitions on removable media using DiskPart.



    For more information about DiskPart, see Related Topics.

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