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fdisk problems.

By thewolfe
Apr 28, 2004
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  1. fdisk problems.

    I am trying to wipe out a Compaq HD the has a Primary DOS partition and a Extended DOS partition.

    I quess Compaq saves info for restore on the extended drive.

    I have deleted both partitions gone into "Display partitions" and it says all is gone.

    Then I restart go to fdisk, check "Display partitions" and the partitions are there again. I have wiped them out three or 4 times now.

    Is there an order I must delete the partitions in? And even if there is, why do they show up again when they say there's no partitions?

    Really confused
  2. OS samurai

    OS samurai TS Rookie Posts: 193

  3. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    Sequence for FDISK:
    first delete partitions inside an extended partition.
    Then delete the extended partition(s).
    Finally delete the primary partition.
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