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How to delete a second partition

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I'm looking at a friend's computer and apparently, he has two partitions, and only one works. The second partition is useless, and was created on accident when trying to install Windows XP on this computer. I've pressed F8 to get to the advanced options when given to option to choose between both partitions and well, I don't continue cause I don't want to mess anything up. Any comments or advice to remedy this would be highly appreciated. Thanks a lot! :whistling:
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put the xp cd in an dboot from it, and delete it from there, just make sure you delete the right one
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whity is right -- but then you'll be left with wasted and unusable space where the second partition used to be (though xp will of course run quite happily despite this). I would follow up whity's advice by creating a new partition in the same space you just deleted and formatting it so it can be used for storing your documents or other stuff as backups. You can create new partition and format it as soon as you've deleted the old one, using the same interface on screen after booting from the XP CD as whity advised.

Edited by pip22, 01 July 2006 - 04:45 AM.

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