Deleting a partion with XP on

  maidenlewes 19:41 01 Feb 2007
Locked

I acidently installed Windows XP on my "I" drive, which is a partiton of my "C" drive. So, I reinstalled Windows on my "C" drive only to find that the version was still on my "I" drive too.

I am able to boot to the 'system' "I" (as it is called in decive manager) drive, but I don't want it for obvious reasons.

I can't simply format it, windows wont let me. So, how do I remove this version of windows?

Thank you in advance!

  Rtus 20:51 01 Feb 2007

Which version of windows are you trying to reinstate?

  Rtus 20:53 01 Feb 2007
  rawprawn 20:59 01 Feb 2007

Or maybe this click here

  ed-0 21:07 01 Feb 2007

So when you boot up the computer, you have an option to boot into either version of windows?

If so

Just edit the boot.ini file in notepad and format the partition.

post back if you wish to know how to edit the file.

  maidenlewes 23:37 01 Feb 2007

Thanks Rtus, and ed-0 I already deleted the boot version in boot.ini but I still couldn't delete the partition (it said that windows could not perform this).

I ended up wiping the whole HD and starting again which worked a treat.

Thanks for your help!

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Alienware 17 R4 2017 review

These brilliant Lego posters show just what children's imaginations are capable of

Mac power user tips and hidden tricks

Comment réinitialiser votre PC, ordinateur portable ou tablette Windows ?