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Nigel Thomson
24-12-2002, 10:25 PM
Specs
545mb harddrive
2 partitions
1 primary
1 extended dos
The problem
I cant delete the extended partition, every time i try it says
Cannot delete extended partition while logical drives exist
The problem there is that when I try and delete the logical partitions in the extended partition, I find there are no logical partitions defined, so I am stuck

It appears i can't delete the partition because for some reason it sees logical drives in the extnd partition, but when I try to delete them they aren't there which is really odd.

Any help would be greatly appreciated
Nigel Thomson

godfather
24-12-2002, 10:30 PM
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;q261473

Terry Porritt
25-12-2002, 02:25 PM
Microsoft is not very helpful really in providing a tool to delete non-dos logical partitions.
What will do the job is the text dos based version of Partition Magic, pqmagict.exe.

It just so happens it can be downloaded from this educational establishment :)

http://cis-download.njit.edu/tools/PQ/Powerquest/dipro%203.0/PQMAGIC/