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I am trying to delete a primary dos partition , I can not change the volume label and therefore can not delete or make any change to this partition and I am not able to go Into window's mode to configure . When prompted to enter the volume label I have no Idea how to convert the caracter'son key board. Any idea how to delete this partition thank you

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by BeerMonster In reply to Fdisk/ Volume Lable carac ...

Hi,
Stop me if I'm wrong, but if you format the partition in dos, don't you get to specify a volume label then?

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by xxchangexx In reply to Fdisk/ Volume Lable carac ...

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by MCS-1 In reply to Fdisk/ Volume Lable carac ...

If you can get to DOS, simply use the label command: label c:anyname and hit enter. Now your volume label will be anyname which you can get rid of in FDISK.

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by Blackcurrant In reply to Fdisk/ Volume Lable carac ...

Hi

You do not need to be able to change the label of a volume in order to delete it. If you are unable to delete the Primary DOS partition using Fdisk, then it is likely that you may be trying to use a version of Fdisk which is intended for use with an earlier/later version of Windows. You must use the version that came with your operating system otherwise it may not work.

If you cannot get a copy of Fdisk to work with your machine you may be able to download a copy of Partition Magic. This program is cheap and powerful, and should be able to delete/resize any partion on your drive.

Good luck

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by cglrcng In reply to Fdisk/ Volume Lable carac ...

Use the option #4 or #5 in FDISK to look @ the current Volume labels and use that label to delete the partition. Or use a proper matching bootdisk to boot from A:\, and @ a DOS prompt, type C: and hit enter, then type FDISK /STATUS hit enter, and look for the current volume label, write it down and use it to delete the partition in FDISK. Then create a new partition, label it anything you want (normal label I use is Drive_c:) and FORMAT the drive.

But do use the appropriate boot disk for thejob. IE; Win98 on Win98, Win98SE on Win98SE, etc...

Good Luck.

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by HereInOz In reply to Fdisk/ Volume Lable carac ...

I am dragging this from memory a long time ago, but I remember a problem FDisking a drive where soemone had put in some invalid characters (I seem to remember they had used CTRL or ALT keys)and FDisk wouldn't recognise it, and it was no longer a valid formattable partition. It sounds like that is the problem you have.

The only solution we came up with was the almighty Partition Magic, running from floppy. There was no other way around it.

Sorry I can't be more helpful.

Alan

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