I pop the nifty XP Pro cd in, go through the reboot and when it comes time to create a new partition or delete the old, it won't let me delete it. On ANY other computer I've done this on in the past, all I have to do is delete the partition and reinstall and it runs like a champ. When I go to delete his existing partition (Which, btw, has like 3 OS's on it already), it tells me something along the lines of "Cannot delete partion, temporary setup files are on this partition that cannot be deleted." The annoying thing is, whoever touched this laptop before me, created this partition for less than half of the available space and left the other half as "unpartitioned" space. I'm needing to delete the partion, the OS's on it, and make one large partition for the entire space. I've never had this problem before and was wondering if anyone can shed some light on this problem. I've been told by someone else that it might be a "locked partition" but from the information I've seen on the internet, it doesn't seem like this is the case. But then again, maybe it is. ANY help is GREATLY appreciated.
Thanks for any help you can provide,