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Win2K won't delete boot partition

By calh97 ·
I'm installing a clean copy of Win 2K server on computers that previously ran NT 4.0 server. The disk had multiple partitions and I wanted to delete all of them and start fresh. During the W2K install, I successfully deleted all but the boot/system partition (c:), but when I attempted to delete it, the D key acted as if it had quit working. I quit the install, changed keyboards, but the same thing happened again. I quit again and used fdisk to delete the remaining partition. This has happened on both HP and Dell computers. I don't remember NT 4 having this idiosyncracy.
Is there a way to make Win 2K install delete an existing boot/system partition?

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by Stillatit In reply to Win2K won't delete boot p ...

If you do the install starting from NT, it will not clobber NT's boot partition. If, on the other hand, you boot from the CD or from the 4 floppy disks, you can delete any partition on the disk.

Good luck.

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by gmscne In reply to Win2K won't delete boot p ...

If win2k will delete any boot/system partition then this is good news to me. I'm used to windows installation programs telling me, after they have detected a previous operating system, that the software I bought is no good, and that I must go back out and buy another kind of software called an 'upgrade version'.

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by zchris In reply to Win2K won't delete boot p ...

the installation copies the files to the hard-disk. that's why you can't delete it. if you want to delete this partition anyway you have to boot with the cd or with the disks.

good luck!

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