How do you delete a NTFS partition?

A. You can boot off of the three NT installation disks and follow the instructions below:

  1. Read the license agreement and press F8
  2. Select the NTFS partition you wish to delete
  3. Press L to confirm
  4. Press F3 twice to exit the NT setup

Usually a NTFS partition can be deleted using FDISK (delete non-DOS partition), however this will not work if the NTFS partition is in the extended partition.

You can delete an NTFS partition using Disk Administrator, by selecting the partition and pressing DEL (as long as it is not the system/boot partition).

There is also a utility called delpart.exe that will delete a NTFS partition from a DOS bootup.

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