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    Unable to delete partion


    Hello Friends,

    Recently I bought a new Asus Netbook, it has free DOS OS, I have installed windows 8, there were 3 partioned and I selected one of the drive. The problem is my C Drive (Boot Drive) is 40GB, D Drive is 13 GB, remaining all spaces are allocated to E Drive which has DOS OS. In Disk management my E drive is showing Active System, Primary Partion. I wanted to resize my D and E Drive. I tried to delete my E Drive but getting error message like windows unable to delete E Drive. Is there any way to delete this drive.. I want to join my D and E after that I want to re partion 90 GB's 3 additional partition. Could you please help me out.. ?

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    So, just to be clear, you do have Win 8 up and running just fine. If so, you may want to try and mark that old DOS partition as inactive. This procedure should work on Win 8 as well.

    Partition - Mark as Inactive - Windows 7 Help Forums
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    Could you please explain me the steps for make in active to Dos?
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    Oh sorry.. just saw your thread; I will go through it and get back to you if I have any doubts.. thanks bro..
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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by cleopatra View Post
    Could you please explain me the steps for make in active to Dos?
    I was assuming you would be following the recommended tutorial from within Windows 8 and I can't make the steps any more clear than that tutorial. However, if the tutorial doesn't make sense to you, then please do not try to use it.
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    Hey, I marked my e drive inactive and re booted. Now my screen showing "Reboot and select Proper Boot Device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a Key"

    What should I do now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cleopatra View Post
    Hey, I marked my e drive inactive and re booted. Now my screen showing "Reboot and select Proper Boot Device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a Key"

    What should I do now?
    I thought Windows 8 was installed, running fine, and you were able to boot into Windows 8? Are you willing to try a clean install of Windows 8 at this point?

    Clean Install - Windows 8
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    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by cleopatra View Post
    Hey, I marked my e drive inactive and re booted. Now my screen showing "Reboot and select Proper Boot Device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a Key"

    What should I do now?
    I thought Windows 8 was installed, running fine, and you were able to boot into Windows 8? Are you willing to try a clean install of Windows 8 at this point?

    Clean Install - Windows 8
    Yes, Windows 8 was there..
    I trouble shooted with my windows 8 USB Bootable..
    I gone Advanced trouble shooting and selected CMD prompt
    again I went through diskpart function and my E dirve mark it as active
    after that I rebooted my netbook and its working fine
    now I entered diskmanagement and my E drive is showing Healthy Primary Partion and able to delete or format
    My disk management windows like this
    C 39,06 GB NTFS System, Boot, Page file, Crash Dump, Primary Partion,
    D 245, 52 GB NTFS Healthy Primary Partition
    E 13,50 GB NTFS Health Primary Partion

    I want to merge D and E and re arrange the size.. how it is possible..?
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    My 2 Cents,

    My gmail ID is anilkumarkarimbanakkal@gmail.com
    Could you please add me, so that we can fix this issue with cht
    thanks in advance..
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