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02-19-2010 02:57 AM
I've got 2 hardrives installed in my HP Pavilion DV8T. I'm trying to reformat the second drive, which is an old hard drive from an old HP. As such, it has two partitions. I've managed to format both partitions, but I'm trying to delete the smaller recovery partition and for some reason it wont let me. I've tried Paragon Partition Manager, and it keeps telling me to restart to allow it to complete the operation, my pc restarts, and freezes up on a screen with a bunch of code I dont recognize. Can someone tell me how exactly to delete this partition?!
And why HP makes it so friggin hard to access the system you paid money for? I know what I'm doing with my computer in general. I'm so sick and tired of having to work around the system lockouts because HP decided to keep me from having full access and control over my hardware and software. This is extremely aggravating.
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02-19-2010 07:22 AM
Windows XP: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309000
02-19-2010 09:14 AM - edited 02-19-2010 09:21 AM
It's a bit unclear how many partitions are on your second hard drive (hard drive 1). I currently use Paragon Hard Drive Management Suite to manage my partitions. The new formatted partition on hard drive 1 should end up being a primary partition and not active. If you make it active (HD 1) then Paragon will think that you what to boot from this partition and will set the changes to take place when you reboot.
Are you also trying to delete partitions off hard drive 0?
02-21-2010 04:03 PM - edited 02-21-2010 04:06 PM
No, I was trying to delete the secondary recovery partition off of HD 1, leaving only one partition, with all of the drives free space within it. A friend of mine showed me that I had to use windows disk manager program itself, because Windows 7 was blocking Paragon Partition Manager from having access to the drive. Once I deleted the partition with the Disk Managment program built into W7, the free space instantly added to the only other partition on the drive.
Simply go into the control panel and use the disk managment utility embedded in Windows 7 itself. I formatted both partitions on HD 1 and then deleted the second smaller partition. That partitions free space was added to the primary partition and the HD has been working correctly ever since.