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Can't run FDISK...help?

By C3P0_2000 ·
I recently ran fdisk on my computer, and performed a fresh reinstall of Windows 98. I created an extended partition which included three logical drives. (It's a 13 Gig drive.) I then decided to experiment with Win98/Win2000 dual booting. I ran FDISK and deleted the logical drives, then the extended partition. This left me with Win98 on the Primary partition (3 Gig.) I then proceeded to install Win2000 on the extended partition thinking that I could further partition later. Stupid mistake;I should have known better. I want to start over, but when I run FDISK, it won't delete the extended partition because it sees logical drives. But when I try to delete the logical drives, there aren't any defined. Can anyone shed some light on this for me?

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Can't run FDISK...help?

by dmiles In reply to Can't run FDISK...help?

At the command prompt type fdisk /mbr,then type fdisk and view the drive information
if no logical drives are listed hit escape
select to delete non-dos partition
Now you have to do a process of elimination and delete each partition,hopefully when you reboot you will be able to run fdisk and partition the drive

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Can't run FDISK...help?

by C3P0_2000 In reply to Can't run FDISK...help?

No logical drives are listed, but when I try to delete the partition, I still get the message: Cannot delete partition with logical drives.

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by C3P0_2000 In reply to Can't run FDISK...help?

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Can't run FDISK...help?

by TheChas In reply to Can't run FDISK...help?

Are you running fdisk from:
Windows 98 (DOS box),
Windows 98 boot disk,
Windows 2000 boot disk?

When you installed W2K did you use FAT 32, or ntsf format?

If you are running the Windows 98 version of fdisk, it will have problems seeing any ntsf partitions.

There is a TechRebublic article on creating an ntsf capable boot disk.
Follow the instructions in the article, and you should be able to access your ntsf drives to delete them.

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Can't run FDISK...help?

by C3P0_2000 In reply to Can't run FDISK...help?

Win2k boot disk doesn't allow you to run fdisk. You don't get a command prompt.

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Can't run FDISK...help?

by C3P0_2000 In reply to Can't run FDISK...help?

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Can't run FDISK...help?

by crapaud ergo sum In reply to Can't run FDISK...help?

make a boot disk (floppy) and run f-disk from it.

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Can't run FDISK...help?

by C3P0_2000 In reply to Can't run FDISK...help?

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Can't run FDISK...help?

by Sojournist In reply to Can't run FDISK...help?

I've had the same issue before. You need to boot with a DOS 6.22 boot disk. The Win98 boot disk will not be able to remove the NTFS Logical Drive.

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