Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by iMPossibl, Apr 21, 2011.
Is it possible to delete the partitions and restore them to my main hard drive?
Yep, you surely can. Both from within Windows and via a bootable CD\DVD running a utility such as GPartEd or one of many others.
But your question is rather simplistic for a fairly serious operation. What partition, or partitions, are you specifically referring to? My main hard drive [Disk0] has four partitions one of which is c:. Windows [normally] won't allow you to remove the c: partition, but the other three are all fair game.
If you're talking about booting GPartEd, Partition Magic or some such utility you can wipe them all out quite easily.
Using either Windows or a bootable CD, or DVD, you can recreate partitions. But they'll be completely new partitions and contain non of the data that was there before you deleted the partition. I generally think of "restore" to mean a "put it back the way it was" sort of thing. A simple delete partition and create new one is not going to restore your data.
But Windows 7 Backup and Restore function and programs like Acronis True Image will preserve that data for later re-imaging of a partition that will put data back.
Hi there could you repost in the thread below as this thread keeps redirecting me for some reason, I might of clicked post thread to many times...
I had the same thing, try clearing your browser cache, this worked for me.
I did, this thread is only working now because I had changed the name of it.
wth i did what you said, clearing the cache and now.... it wont let me see the other thread i made...
I still get a redirect loop on the other. I will continue to investigate.
It was caused by the \ in c:\
Sweet, I don't know how the hell the zahnoo guy manages to post there.
Why would you want me to repost what you just responded to?
It ain't easy.
Ah, But i think it was because an admin closed it.
lol, oh great one tell me your secrets to the path of destruction lol
Ahhh young Jedi.
The secrets to life are revealed as the years pass. And I've had quite a few years pass.
Thank you oh great one, as I can see the passing years have not been kind to you..
Oh they've been exceeding kind.
Having worked in the corporate world for 32 years I've now regained my soul (which i sold to the corporations for monthly pay) and now I just do what I want to do whenever I want to do it. Legal of course .
Which of these corporations took your soul?
I worked in the commercial nuclear power industry. The corp was a very large southern (USA) electric utility. Before that I taught college level Chemistry, Physics and Biology. School systems are know to take your soul too.