How To Delete A Partition In XP
Microsoft Windows offers the capability, so you should know how to delete a partition in XP. A partition may serve as separate storage space. A partition may also house a Recovery Console, mimicking the actions of an XP installation disc. Creating a partition to serve these functions is rather involved; however, Windows has made the process to delete a partition very easy.
To delete a partition in XP, you will need:
- Windows XP operating system
- Once the partition is deleted in XP, all data is wiped clean. Before you delete a partition, ensure all data is saved. Save the data to a partition that will not be deleted or to a flash drive.
- In XP, a partition is deleted using the "Computer Management" console. To locate the console click the "Start" button, then click on "Control Panel." Select "Administrative Tools," and then click on "Computer Management."
- Locate and click "Disk Management" on the left under "Storage." The center will display partitions created on the XP operating system. Find the partition of choice, and right-click it. On the pop-up menu select the option to delete, labeled as " Delete Partition" or "Delete Logical Drive.
- An alternative method you can use to delete a partition in Windows XP is to use a Windows XP Setup Disk. For additional details, please check with Microsoft customer service.
Keep in mind: after you delete a partition or logical drive, it cannot be recovered in the state it once was. However, a new partition can be recreated in that same space.