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Windows Vista - XP Dual Boot Problem


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My PC has 2 separate hard drives. One boots to Vista 64-bit and the other boot to XP. I am wanting to format the XP drive as I no longer use XP, however Windows won't let me do it. Disk management shows both partitions as system and active partitions. Any suggestions??? Thanks,

Edited by medic617, 14 December 2008 - 05:40 PM.

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however Windows won't let me do it.

Windows won't let you do what? How are you doing it?
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Vista won't let me format the HDD that contains XP on it. I have tried doing this thru disk management in Vista (right click the drive, click format) I receive the following error "Windows cannot format the system partition on this disk". Everything I have found thru research points the dual boot set up but I don't know how to fix it. I want t format the HDD that has XP so I can use it as a back up drive.
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