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Well anyway here goes :)
I recently decided to reinstall Vista as my old install was unstable and unsuable, So I wanted a fresh start
However when I went to delete the first partiton to merge it with another (2nd partiton) the deletion froze up and my system shut down. Now when ever I go to read just the first partition it'll either lock up or not read at all

Is there anyway to delete the first partiton to create a fresh one?
none of my other data on my othr partions are damaged thankfully.. Just the first one

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you could use GParted (google it) to delete the corrupted partition and then extend the other partition out to take up the whole drive (or whatever you're wanting to do)....you can burn gparted as a bootable cd that will run on the computer without an OS
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I'll try that thanks, What if it doesn't read it?
Could it be the MBR being all messed up?
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hard to tell till we get there....if it's part of a disk/file system...gparted will see it
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