cannot delete

  Ozy 02 Oct 12

Athlon 1800 self build I installed Windows 8 release, later I installed Windows 8 enterprise on a different partition. I no longer wanted Windows 8 release, I tried to uninstall it, First I went into msconfig/ boot, and deleted windows 8 release, right click it in computer I tried format, it would not let me format, Tried “manage” format was greyed out Tried “baleric “ that also was greyed out Click computer, click win 8 release, started to delete what was inside, deleted user,tried to delete windows old, program files , windows, It would not let me . Now I am stuck with something I cannot boot, and cannot delete. Can someone please give me a “command prompt” line, So I can delete this “H” partition

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  wee eddie 03 Oct 12

Bung in a replacement Hard Drive and Format the old one.

I'm sure there's a good reason why you can't do that, but that's what I'd try first.

  daxian 03 Oct 12

hi ..... have you tried the install disk for windows the option to delete partitions during setup ...not sure for win 8 ,but it is there for win 7 ???

  lotvic 03 Oct 12

A bit beyond me, but I found this that might be of use ClickHere to sort the MBR out:

"You cannot simply go on and format the Windows 8 drives to remove it from your system. It will only result in an unbootable computer"

  Ozy 04 Oct 12

iotvic that is a very useful thing to know, i wish magazines would print more of things like that. what i did do before i read it, iput the hard drive in an enclosure and formated it on another puter, put it back in installed Vista on another partition , which booted,and reinstalled enterprise if i had read your post, it would have saved me all that thank you


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