Long story short I tried to install Windows 8 (the preview downloaded from the main site) on my dad's computer, it failed the install and it created a "ghost" partition on the drive that Windows doesn't aknowledge its existence, thats why I called it ghost, but its there it displays at the start up of teh computer and its occuping space.
I tried these 2 methods:
-I did the whole computer -> manage->Storage->disk management-> find the partition.
-Reinstalling Windows 7.
Both methods didnt worked.
anyone can light me up with some ideas of other ways to delete it?
PS: damn havent been here in ages X.X
Most partitioning tools will create, edit and delete hidden partitions.
answered Aug 11 '12 at 09:56
Find a copy of GParted utility, and review what is on your drive. If you can safely remoove it, do so. Don't forget to set your C:/ drive as active partition.
answered Aug 12 '12 at 15:27
not sure what you mean ghost partition, that is not really there , are you sure that even though win 8 didn't install it didnt change the bio's ???
win 8 changes everything uses UEFI if that got installed it will cause things to not work by default the part of the drive formatted by win8 will be locked even from win7 wouldn't be able to use it ..
i dont know just a thought go in the bios see if there is an UEFI setting added and if it can be turned off if all else fails ..
Uefi is suppose to be unlock-able on the I386 plat form how ever the new ARM platform that is the way things are going locks the drives perminately
answered Aug 12 '12 at 15:53