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bamakodaker

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Now I have Delete Extended DOS Partition
Current fixed drive 1

Partition C
1 Status A Type PRI DOS Volume Label Mbytes 29081 System FAT32 Usage 59%
2 Type EXT DOS " " Mbytes 19854 Usage 41%

Total disk space is 48935 Mbytes

Cannot delete Extended DOS Partition while logical drives exist.

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Sorry, my mistake...First delete the logical disk drives...Then delete the EXT DOS Partition.

I'm going to have to shut down for a few while this storm blows over...I'll be back as soon as I can.

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I deleted the logical disk drives...Then deleted the EXT DOS Partition. It went back to the same window saying - Cannot delete Extended DOS Partition while logical drives exist.

I'm greatly appreciate the help! However I'm drained, 20 hours sleep last 4 or 5 nights. I've got to call it quits for tonight.

I'll get started tomorrow morning.

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bamakodaker...

Delete the Logical disk drives and reboot...Then delete the EXT DOS partition and reboot. Changes will not take effect without a restart.

(Really awsome electrical storm here!!)

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OK, going to get started again today. Will follow last info - delete, reboot, delete, reboot - then get back here to see where I am.

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Hmmm, I want to make sure I do this right. Start>type fdisk> FDISK Options window > choose 3 - Delete partition or Logical DOS Drive > Delete DOS Partition or Logical DOS Drive window - - -
(my options here are 1 - Delete Primary DOS Partition, 2 - Delete Extended DOS Partition, 3 - Delete Logical DOS Drive(s) in the Extended DOS Partition, 4 - Delete Non-DOS Partition)

In this last window do I now choose 3?

Reboot then come back to this same window and choose 2?
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hi bamakodaker,

wannabe1 is offline. I'll try to step you through this.

In this last window do I now choose 3?

Reboot then come back to this same window and choose 2?


yes to both.

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Hey,

Appreciate you jumping into my frying pan!

Done that, next step?
If I remember right we were trying to get two or three (?) drives "fixed".

I don't mind jumping in to try and fix things. I've heard a bit and even learned a few terms. I might sound more knowledgeable than I really am. I willing to try though!

I appreciate your help.

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please find and select option 1 below, then select option 2. please post what is shown after selecting 2.


1. Create DOS partition or Logical DOS Drive

2. Create Extended DOS Partition

Edited by bdlt, 05 September 2005 - 12:21 PM.

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Sorry for delay - family doings! Ahhhh for a day uninterrupted!

New window of - Create Extended DOS Partition
Current fixed disk drive: 1
Partition C: 1
Status A
Type PRI DOS
Volume Label (blank)
29081 Mbytes
System FAT32
Usage 59%
Verifying drive integrity (running) currently 19%
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I don't see the extended partition listed.

were you able to find these?

1. Create DOS partition or Logical DOS Drive

2. Create Extended DOS Partition


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So what do I do about this Verifying the Extended DOS Partition - now up to 63%
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here's how it works:

the extended partition is 63% of the drive.

once it is created we will create logical drives of say 34%, 33%, 33%(or % chosen by you).

is there an option here(can't remember off hand). I need your help with the options for a few steps.

look for a [N] or [Y] in the display. most likely we choose [Y].

if you are not sure, please post the current screen. let's go through this step by step - our goal is to do this only once. sorry to have you do so much typing, but it's our best chance to get through this in one try.
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Create Extended DOS Partition window -
Current fixed disk drive: 1
Partition C: 1
Status A
Type PRI DOS
Volume Label (blank)
29031 Mbytes
FAT32 System
Usage 59%
Total disk space is 48935 Mbytes
Maximum space available for partition is 19854 (75%)
Enter partition size in Mbytes to create an Extended DOS Partition 19854
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My original intention was to have 4 equal partitions/drives
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