Deleting Simple Partitions on your Hard Drive Using FDISK

KB ID 0000080 Dtd 09/11/09

Problem

You want to remove the partitions form your carved up hard drive.

Solution

Deleting a Partition

1. First ensure you have a windows 98SE Bootdisk, you can
download one, CLICK HERE

2. Boot the
PC with your boot disk, ENSURE the boot order is set in
the BIOS to boot from the floppy disk BEFORE the hard
drive

3.To launch
FDISK simply type fdisk {enter} at the command prompt,
when the program launches press the Y key and {enter}
to enable large drive support

4. This is
the main FDISK menu, as we are Deleting a single partition
we need to change the selection from the default [1] to
[3] "Delete partition or logical DOS Drive"

5. Press 3
then {enter}

6. As there
is only one partition leave the default setting of [1]
and press {enter}

7. You will
now see the partition displayed (In this case called partition
1) as this is the only partition it is selected by default,
just press {enter}

8.You
will now be asked to type in the "Volume Label"
this drive is blank so you can just hit {enter} if yours
has a label it will be shown in the volume label column
(above)

9. You are
asked to confirm (Last chance to change your mind :0)

10. Press
Y then {enter} to confirm

11. This confirms
the partition is deleted (You can now Exit FDISK if you
do not want to create a partition, by pressing Esc) When
you are back at command line press Ctrl+Alt+Esc to reboot
the PC.

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