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Can't Delete Partition on X25-M, Win 7 Pro 64, Intel DP55KG

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Hi All,

New to the SSD and I am building a system wih MB (Intel DP55KG), SSD (Intel X25-M), Win 7 Pro 64.

I was not happy with the first install, so I want to wipe the drive and start over. Following instructions in SSD Toolbox manual I am suppose to delete the 2 partitions Win 7 creates then use Secure Erase. I deleted the 1st 100M partition fine, however the 2nd larger partition has the "Delete Partition" greyed out and I cannot click on it and delete the larger portion. Hence, Secure Erase is not executing as it recognizes the drive as a boot drive.

I am trying to do this by connecting it to my 2nd pc which is XP SP3 and I am connecting via eSATA.

If I could get the 2nd partition deleted, I think I would be ok.

Any thoughts?

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With the SSD connected to any computer put the win 7 disc in and delete the Partition in the custom install then restart and Secure Erase the SSD in windows.

About the 100 MB Partition and how to install win 7 without it.

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/08/20/hack-to-remove-100-mb-system-reserved-partition-when-instal... http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/08/20/hack-to-remove-100-mb-system-reserved-partition-when-instal...

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With the SSD connected to any computer put the win 7 disc in and delete the Partition in the custom install then restart and Secure Erase the SSD in windows.

About the 100 MB Partition and how to install win 7 without it.

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/08/20/hack-to-remove-100-mb-system-reserved-partition-when-instal... http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/08/20/hack-to-remove-100-mb-system-reserved-partition-when-instal...

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Thanks PeterUK!

That was the trick. The Win 7 install disk did have a function to delete the partition. I then ran Secure Erase and am fully reinstalled again in less than an hour.

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