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    Win XP does not want to delete partition for reinstall

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    by ebayva ·

    I have a mystery. Dell D600 laptop, booting from the Dell OEM XP Pro CD. For clarification, no I did not try to install XP while inside the XP OS. Gets to the partition screen, I press enter to delete the old XP partition, press L to confirm and it tells me the partition can not be deleted. It gives no reason, nor does it give an option to ignore. Dell’s are usually so obedient with reinstalls! Figuring maybe the hard drive had been protected (or corrupted) somehow, I installed a different one (also already had XP on it) and got the same results! Any ideas are welcome!

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