I was wondering if anyone can help me, I was given a computer with XP pro on it now in order to stay legal I want to wipe the hard drive and install my legal copy of ME the problem is the harddrive (10GB Seagate) is split into 2 partitions Pri dos and extended dos I've deleated pri dos (31% of the harddrive) but it will not let me free up the remaning 69% I have tried every possibility with Fdisk but no luck
I'm surprised FDISK allowed you to do this. You should delete the secondard partitions before you delete the primary one. Re-create the primary partition - ensuring that it is set as ACTIVE, a format this. You can then use it to install your OS. I wouldn't worry too much about deleting the other partition, unless you really need to. Simply delete all the folders on that partition and use it to store all your S/W, data etc.
However, if you really want to set up just a single partition:
Reinstate PRI DOS, delete EXT DOS, THEN delete PRI DOS and start from scratch.