Can't edit drive partitions...

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  1. Deb_Rider

    Deb_Rider MDL Senior Member

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    This is when I tried to install a fresh OS (Windows 8 Enterprise N) into an acer laptop with a config, i3, 4gb, 500gb, win7 ult. I can't delete or re-create any of the drive partitions. The options are disabled there.I first thought it might be a problem with the compatibility of the hardware with the Win8 operating system. So I tried to boot with win7 OS installation to delete all the partitions, but no use, got same problem with win7 too. No partitions are being deleted. So I started the system with the old win7 OS (installed in the system), from the disc management option deleted all the drives except drive C (of course the OS will not let me format or delete drive C :p ). and then reboot with the Win8 installation, created 2 new partitions, formatted C drive and then installed the OS. I needed to change the C drive partition size but I couldn't.
    Any idea what is the problem????
     
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  2. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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  3. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    Are you trying to delete from disk manager gui during setup? Press shift+F10 & use diskpart from the command prompt.
    to list your disks: lis dis
    select your disk: sel dis 0
    clean it: cle
    exit
    exit
    You should be back in disk manager gui, refresh & all should be cleared...
     
  4. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    You cannot delete your windows partition while logged into the same windows version that is installed on that partition.
    You can delete the partition while in a boot environment though...
    Try running boot setup from a win8 disk and doing what flipp3r just suggested.
     
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    Deb_Rider MDL Senior Member

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  6. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    That's why I asked if you by any means locked the Drive/Partition? In Windows Disk Management, while doing a right click on the partition in question, what options you get and which are greyed out? This is the starting point for to find out! Only you could do that because of access to the machine!
     
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  8. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    does it work if you do the following commands in winpe?
    diskpart
    clean disk
     
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    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    #10 pisthai, Mar 28, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2014
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  10. Deb_Rider

    Deb_Rider MDL Senior Member

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    I'll do that too...
    It's just, the owner of the laptop(one of my friend) kept too many data into the hard disk after I installed win8.. Now he is saying that, first he'll buy a External HDD after that he'll let me format the drives... :hummer:
     
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  13. montwel

    montwel MDL Novice

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    locked partition?
    kill virus and try partition assistant.