8 on c, 7 on d, can't format d...help..!! SOLVED

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  1. Rickkins

    Rickkins MDL Senior Member

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    #1 Rickkins, Oct 21, 2012
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    As per title.
    Dual boot, 8 & 7, with 7 on d. Now ready to dump 7 completely, but 7 partition will not format.

    Thoughts...???

    Thanks.
     
  2. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    Think you must do it with external booting like a boot CD or from a stick
     
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  3. NABAKUMAR

    NABAKUMAR MDL Member

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    @Rickkins..Boot your system with windows 8 dvd or pd and then format D drive in the drive selection page. Then Restart.
     
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    #4 100, Oct 21, 2012
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    Code:
    net helpmsg 1287
    :rolleyes:
     
  5. rrohela

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    #5 rrohela, Oct 21, 2012
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    Before format check that D is not your boot drive. I am sure it is.... if you follow advice above you have to struggle for booting windows 8.
     
  6. Rickkins

    Rickkins MDL Senior Member

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    C is listed as boot.
    None of the above options have worked for me.
    Any other ideas..??
    Thanks.
     
  7. Rickkins

    Rickkins MDL Senior Member

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    #7 Rickkins, Oct 21, 2012
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    C is listed as boot.
    None of the above options have worked for me.
    Any other ideas..??
    Thanks.

    C & D are on one partitioned drive, a 1TB wd. & was there first, on an partitioned drive.
     
  8. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    C is relative to whats booting.. in win7 .. the windows8 turns to d or e ..

    use gparted in usb live.
     
  9. rrohela

    rrohela MDL Expert

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    #9 rrohela, Oct 21, 2012
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    No Idea.. If you could post screen screen shot of Disk Management With some explanation (Where what is installed). Only then i can tell
     
  10. Rickkins

    Rickkins MDL Senior Member

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    From Disk Management. I guessing it's something changing d from primary to logical....

    D: 726.02 GB NTFS
    Healthy (System, Active, Primary)

    C: 205.49 GD NTFS
    Healthy (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)
     
  11. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    Your D partition is the active boot drive
    in other words it is hold the boot files (bootmgr & Boot Folder)
    you can`nt format it
     
  12. 100

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    #12 100, Oct 21, 2012
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    This is what you should have posted when asking the question, not after letting people guess what the issue could be. Following the advice of formatting the partition with an external tool would have left you with an unbootable system.

    You don't seem to have the dedicated boot partition, so from the OS you want to keep, you need to run (if it's C:):
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      bcdboot c:\windows /s c:
    • Run bootsect.exe from the Windows DVD (e.g. E:):
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      e:\boot\bootsect.exe /nt60 c:
    • Set C: as the active partition in disk management
    • Reboot, and C: should be "active" and "system" instead of D:, letting you format it.
     
  13. Rickkins

    Rickkins MDL Senior Member

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    #13 Rickkins, Oct 21, 2012
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    Hey thanks man, with the below advice, I was able to get the job done.


    Just a thought... if I knew the exact way to phrase the question, I'd have probably know the answer too.


    Just so ya know, after I did this and rebooted, windows 8 would not boot, I had to insert the installation disk and repair the computer.

    After the repair, I was able to format my 'd', so once again, thank you for your help, it is greatly appreciated.
     
  14. Rickkins

    Rickkins MDL Senior Member

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    Uh dude, I can't seem to save anything to "c" anymore. I was able to before. I have no idea if what I did to format d from your instructions above have anything to do with it.

    Thoughts..?? (and any help you can give too)

    Thanks.
     
  15. 100

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    You really need to post more information, because "I can't seem to save anything" basically tells us nothing. We don't know what kind of error message you may be receiving (out of disk space? access denied?), at what point, if it happens with every program, if it happens when running a program with administrator privileges, etc.

    Changing the boot partition to C: and formatting D: shouldn't cause issues like that though. Also, the default permissions require administrator privileges to save files to the root of C: (but not for creating folders on C: and saving files there).
     
  16. Rickkins

    Rickkins MDL Senior Member

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    Bla.jpg a required privilege is not held by client.

    If I could disable all this privilege nonsense that would be great.