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  1. Posts : 101
    Windows 10
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    CountMike said:
    Definitively 2 partitions, Use that program and kill them both.
    I don't see how to do that in Active Partition Manager - what do I press?

    (btw, I'm 99% sure that there was only one partition after I had fiddled with it in minitool and before I created the rescue disc in macrium, i.e. it is macrium that is creating the second partition)
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       #461

    CountMike said:
    FAT32 max partition size - 2TB. If you have a 3TB drive, you couldn’t format it as a single FAT32 partition. Please note that you need the help of third-party partition manager to create such a huge partition. If you turn to Windows Disk Management, the largest partition size it helps to create is 32GB, and Extend Volume option is greyed out happens when the partition already occupies 32GB capacity, no matter there is unallocated space following it or not.
    What Is FAT32 Partition Size Limit and How to Break It?
    I did qualify it as "in windows"
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  3. CountMike's Avatar
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       #462

    BobSter2 said:
    I don't see how to do that in Active Partition Manager - what do I press?

    (btw, I'm 99% sure that there was only one partition after I had fiddled with it in minitool and before I created the rescue disc in macrium, i.e. it is macrium that is creating the second partition)
    Right click on each partition and delete. If MR makes it again, it might be because it's running from x86 (32 bit) PE.
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  4. Posts : 101
    Windows 10
       #463

    In APM 'delete' is greyed out for the second 'partition' so I can't delete it
    I previously deleted the first one, but it retained the partition/boundary and wouldn't reformat the first partition (format options (fat vs ntfs, sector size etc) greyed out)
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    BobSter2 said:
    'delete' is greyed out for the second 'partition' so I can't delete it in APM
    I previously deleted the first one, but it retained the partition/boundary and wouldn't reformat the first partition (format options (fat vs ntfs, sector size etc) greyed out)
    Maybe you can do it from Command prompt and clean command.
    How to Diskpart Erase/Clean a Drive Through the Command Prompt | Seagate Support
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  6. Posts : 101
    Windows 10
       #465

    EDIT: THIS POST IS PROBABLY SUPERCEDED, PLEASE READ THE NEXT ONE INSTEAD

    1) I used Command prompt and clean command, no problem

    2) I used Active Partition Manager to try and initialize/format it, per setup:

    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect-00-2_.jpg
    (it wouldn't let me move the left handle of the green section)

    3) but APM has given me a second unwanted partition with 8MB unallocated at the end:
    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect-00-5_.jpg

    ...so I'm not doing very well on the "delete both partitions" front....
    Last edited by BobSter2; 21 Dec 2018 at 15:56.
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  7. Posts : 101
    Windows 10
       #466

    OK, forget the 64GB drive.

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    If I use a smaller (4GB) drive, remove all the partitions (in minitool), then create a single partition (in minitool), I get a clean, 1-partition 4GB drive.

    If I then create the rescue disc (in Macrium (32bit desktop, not PE)), Macrium does not promt me to reformat it and does NOT add a second partition:
    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect-00-9b-minitool_.jpg

    But when I try and boot from that, it STILL gives me the "plain light-blue screen, then powers down the machine" response that I had previously been seeing with the 2-partition 64GB drive (and also with a 2-partition version of the 4GB drive).
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    Windows 10 Pro
       #467

    Created a rescue USB last night after the MR update.

    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect-capture.png
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  9. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 20H4 19042.746
       #468

    This link shows you how to use the Boot to EFI shell (Setup) from inside Windows rather than trying to find the Fn key to use at boot time.

    https://www.jamesfmackenzie.com/inst...-tesco-tablet/
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  10. Posts : 101
    Windows 10
       #469

    BobSter2 said:
    ..it STILL gives me the "plain light-blue screen, then powers down the machine" response that I had previously been seeing ....
    Clutching at straws, I made a 64bit version of the rescue disc. Same result
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