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FDisk non-existent logical drives

By robert ·
Using Fdisk I'm seeing a partition called C on disk 1 of 18MB, active and primary dos, partition 1. Partition 2 is 1203 MB ext-dos and has no identifying drive label.
Cannot delete ext-dos because logical drives exist. Drive info says no logical drives defined and I can't delete logical drives because there aren't any...Bit of a vicious circle. Seem unable to make drive C use all available disk space on drive 1. Any thoughts?

Thanks

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by dmccull2000 In reply to FDisk non-existent logica ...

The easiest way to deal with this problem is to use partition magic. This program will let you modify any partition in any wway, and let you deal with alot more formats. This is a great tool to have. You can even change partitions without having to corrupt your data or format the drive.

But another way to deal with this is to low level format or remove your boot sector and start from scratch. The first is a lot safer, and easier

Good Luck
David

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by dna1110 In reply to FDisk non-existent logica ...

if that doesnt work here is a little bit tougher way to do it but effective. Thy installing windows NT 4.0 there will be a screen where you are given the option to create and delete partitions delete all partitions and create one c partition. Go on to the next phase and it will have you format it and format it in fat16 then reboot and fdisk and you can delete the partition and recreate so you can format it with dos

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by notnyab In reply to FDisk non-existent logica ...

If you have access to a Linux version of fdisk this will allow you to delete the extended DOS partition. I have used this when confronted with this problem. In my case this was caused by formatting the extended partion to NTFS. The old DOS fdisk can't handle this.

HTH

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by dmiles In reply to FDisk non-existent logica ...

Fdisk cannot recognize NTFS logical drives in an extended partition,and therefore deletes the NTFS logical drive if it occurs before the logical drive using the FAT file system
If the Primary partition is set to NTFS,Fdisk recognizes it as a non-DOS partition and you can delete.
Using Fdisk select to view drive info no.4,note info,hit escape and then choose the number to the number that ref. thee partition.
Another option that may work is boot using the start up disk at the command prompt type sys c: and hit enter this will delete the dual boot files.

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