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    FDISK trouble – help

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    by ayuknotna ·

    I run fdisk, and displayed my partition information, I have one (1) primary and one (1) extended partition with NO logical drives.

    I cannot delete my extended partition I got this message “cannot delete Extended DOS partition while logical drives exist”.

    Can anyone help me fix this problem. Thanks.

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    • #2708677

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      by jimmy ·

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      Have you created a drive within the extended partition?
      Were both partitions created using a 98 boot disk?
      Try Formating the partition then reboot the PC. Then try deleting it. Does this work?

    • #2708672

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      by thechas ·

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      Try running the command to rebuild the master boot record.

      fdisk /mbr

      Now see if you can delete the extended DOS partition.

      Another possibility, is that the version of fdisk on your boot floppy is not capable of dealing with the size of your hard drive.
      The version of fdisk that is on the Windows 98 and Me CD and boot disk is limited to 120GB drives.
      You can download a newer version that extends support to 137GB from Microsoft.

      If the drive is larger than 137GB, you may need to use the drive manufactures setup disk to change your partition structure.

      Chas

    • #2708618

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      by dmiles ·

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      Return to Fdisk and select the option to delete logical partitions,the extended partition is a logical partition.
      Once you delete the logical partition ,then delete the extended partition,this may happen when their are bad sectors on the hard drive.

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      by bwells47 ·

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      I know exactly what it is. You have 2 different types of partitions. One being fat32, the other ntfs. I almost went crazy going through the same thing. It won’t let you delete the extended, because it says you have logical drives, but yet when you try to delete logical drive, it says so logical drives exist, right? It gives you the run around. Well, I used Kill-disk, a utility I believe I downloaded from c-net, or zd-net. It wipes out everything, and the partition. Be sure to arrow down to the extended-ntfs, all the way at the bottom of the fdisk menu chain when it appears. Good luck Bev

    • #2720614

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      by bwells47 ·

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      I know exactly what it is. You have 2 different types of partitions. One being fat32, the other ntfs. I almost went crazy going through the same thing. It won’t let you delete the extended, because it says you have logical drives, but yet when you try to delete logical drive, it says so logical drives exist, right? It gives you the run around. Well, I used Kill-disk, a utility I believe I downloaded from c-net, or zd-net. It wipes out everything, and the partition. Be sure to arrow down to the extended-ntfs, all the way at the bottom of the fdisk menu chain when it appears. Good luck Bev

    • #2715102

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      by ayuknotna ·

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