Cant format or remove partitions in windows xp!

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Kin Corn Karn, Feb 26, 2004.

  1. Help!
    I'm trying to wipe off all the partitions on a corrupted windows xp
    box, and have tried three things so far, all failures:
    1. Boot from Windows XP CD, repair console, format C:
    The warning pops up, asking if I'm sure. When I hit Yes, I'm
    taken immediately back to my prompt, and nothing is deleted.
    2. Boot from windows XP CD, Install Windows, Delete partition (only
    one partition on disk)
    Cannot delete this partition because it contains temporary
    setup files.
    3. Boot from windows XP CD, Repair console, diskpart clean
    Same error as #2.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance.
    Kin Corn Karn, Feb 26, 2004
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  2. Kin Corn Karn

    Harrison Guest

    Download the diagnostics and utilities disk from the drive manufacturer.
    use it blow away the partitions and check for errors.

    You could also try DOS FDISK and delete the non-DOS partitions.
    Harrison, Feb 26, 2004
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  3. @}-}-------Rosee, Feb 26, 2004
  4. Kin Corn Karn

    Unk Guest

    Use "delpart.exe" as Rosee suggested.
    Direct download:

    Create a DOS bootable floppy and put "delpart.exe" on it.
    Unk, Feb 26, 2004
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