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  1. Joined : Feb 2016
    Toronto, Ontario ,Canada
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    Windows 10/8.1/XP/7/Vista
       13 Sep 2016 #11

    dalchina said: View Post
    Have you tried booting from a partition manager's boot disk?

    Or Win 10's boot disk, and format the drive, or whatever you'd like to try?
    I have cleared it ...I want to 'Delete' it....it has infiltrated it self but cannot be used....if you look at the pictures I posted it looks like a separate drive but it is not....it has blindly taken 7 gig from my 28 gig drive....that 7gig is not shown anywhere as used files taking up space...it is basically hidden and not accessible...oh it's there alright...
    it's as though Windows created a partition and removed all privileges of accessing it.*john
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  2. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
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       13 Sep 2016 #12

    Have you formatted the drive?
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  3. Joined : Feb 2016
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       13 Sep 2016 #13

    dalchina said: View Post
    Have you formatted the drive?
    I can't access it...Again I was able to clear the data it is now 100% free space but I cannot delete this partition.*john
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  4. Joined : Feb 2016
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       13 Sep 2016 #14

    dalchina said: View Post
    Have you formatted the drive?
    Hi...are you trying to say I can delete this partition in command prompt?....do you know the command? then I can try to boot from a media disk....thanks.*john
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  5. Joined : Jan 2015
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       13 Sep 2016 #15

    Hi, as you're asking the question about the command, I think the safest thing for you to do is this:

    a. download this:
    MiniTool Free Bootable Partition Manager | Partition Wizard Bootable CD
    and burn the disk.
    b. boot from it
    c. use it to format the appropriate disk

    Note: whilst this can be done from a command prompt outside Windows, in that environment the drive letters will all be different.
    To avoid such a mistake, it should be safer to use a partition manager so you can see exactly what you're doing.
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  6. Joined : Jun 2016
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    Win10 1607
       13 Sep 2016 #16

    Like Dalchina, I think it is/was the ASUS Recovery Partition , not the Windows Recovery Partition and you didn't make it , I no longer have my T100 so can't check for you.

    If you were given the option to save recovery data when making a Recovery Drive via Settings , then yes it was the Asus Recovery Partition which lets you put it back to the Factory State ( or the day you purchased it.) If you made the USB and said yes that partition was also copied to the USB Key. you are then supposed to be able to delete the Partition and then merge the unallocated space back into C Drive or D: or whatever.

    Try Minitool Partition Wizard if Easeus wont let you , I prefer it.... delete the partition and then resize the partition next to it , you shouldn't need to use a boot disk for this unless you are trying to resize C: , then MTPW should just tell to it need to reboot to do the rsize , say yes and on reboot it does its thing and then continues into windows , do NOT stop the reboot OR let the T100 lose power while this happens.

    KB
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  7. Joined : Feb 2016
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    Windows 10/8.1/XP/7/Vista
       13 Sep 2016 #17

    dalchina said: View Post
    Hi, as you're asking the question about the command, I think the safest thing for you to do is this:

    a. download this:
    MiniTool Free Bootable Partition Manager | Partition Wizard Bootable CD
    and burn the disk.
    b. boot from it
    c. use it to format the appropriate disk

    Note: whilst this can be done from a command prompt outside Windows, in that environment the drive letters will all be different.
    To avoid such a mistake, it should be safer to use a partition manager so you can see exactly what you're doing.
    Hi....thank you for your response again....I have all those programs...as you can see one in my previous post mini tool partition version 9 is useless and the new more powerfull trial ..{sorry don't have the name here using my main computer} it's in the pictures I posted before...I do not need to format....I need to delete it
    And there is no drive letter
    Thanks again but I will have to get back to this later...I am not on my ASUS now .*john
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  8. Joined : Jun 2016
    Posts : 1,386
    Win10 1607
       13 Sep 2016 #18

    Those Pics are of EASEUS not MTPW which is why we both said to try MTPW Bootable Disk....

    KB
    Last edited by Kbird; 14 Sep 2016 at 20:01.
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  9. Joined : Feb 2016
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       13 Sep 2016 #19

    Kbird said: View Post
    Like Dalchina, I think it is/was the ASUS Recovery Partition , not the Windows Recovery Partition and you didn't make it , I no longer have my T100 so can't check for you.

    If you were given the option to save recovery data when making a Recovery Drive via Settings , then yes it was the Asus Recovery Partition which lets you put it back to the Factory State ( or the day you purchased it.) If you made the USB and said yes that partition was also copied to the USB Key. you are then supposed to be able to delete the Partition and then merge the unallocated space back into C Drive or D: or whatever.

    Try Minitool Partition Wizard if Easeus wont let you , I prefer it.... delete the partition and then resize the partition next to it , you shouldn't need to use a boot disk for this unless you are trying to resize C: , then MTPW should just tell to it need to reboot to do the rsize , say yes and on reboot it does its thing and then continues into windows , do NOT stop the reboot OR let the T100 lose power while this happens.

    KB
    Hi...and thanks for your call!....What you are saying in the first 2 thirds of your reply seem correct,,,,however any Partition tools do not work because I cannot escape the 'Write protect' issue.
    I cannot delete the stupid invented partition not yet anyways...I just found it a couple days ago...and I am not on that Asus laptop all the time....but it is very important to me...
    There is no drive letter associated with it as shown in my previous pictures... so it seems to be a lone and aggravating addition to nothing....but a waist of important space ....it is taking space from my hard drive{which is the internal sd drive} and has taken it's own place and left no access to it...C**P
    I do not want to re-install Windows....the system is working o.k...but I do have some weird issues that do not seem the same as before....but manageable.
    But...I need to resolve this and have my disk space back.... command prompt commands to unlock the 'Write/read only to disk setting' do not un lock it....I cannot change anything yet....thanks again for your response.*john
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  10. Joined : Jun 2016
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    Win10 1607
       13 Sep 2016 #20

    As D. said try a MTPW Boot disk if you havent on usb , no OS no interference hopefully, you cant merge c in windows anyway.

    KB
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