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    I have a 40 GB Hard Drive EID - that has two partitions - one is a 4 GB and the other has the remaining space. This is from a donated computer for a local Thrift Store that I volunteer at. I would like to delete the two partitions and go back to the full 40 GB space. I am using a USB EIDE connector. How can I delete the partitions, then create a new partition and then format the drive? I am running Windows XP on my "work" computer that I use to connect the USB EIDE.

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    If you are going to use this as the system/boot disk then you can delete both partitions and then create and format a new partition at the start of the operating system installation, after you have booted from a CD.

    If it is going to be a data disk then you can use disk manager to delete existing partitions and add the new one. You can run disk manager by Start > Run > diskmgr.msc, or by right clicking on My Computer, choosing Manage and then selecting disk manager in the left pane.

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    [quote name='StuartR' post='798908' date='19-Oct-2009 21:59']If you are going to use this as the system/boot disk then you can delete both partitions and then create and format a new partition at the start of the operating system installation, after you have booted from a CD.

    If it is going to be a data disk then you can use disk manager to delete existing partitions and add the new one. You can run disk manager by Start > Run > diskmgr.msc, or by right clicking on My Computer, choosing Manage and then selecting disk manager in the left pane.[/quote]
    Diskmgr.msc worked just fine. Thanks for the help.

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