[System Volume Information]
- Once Windows 7 Setup is loaded, press Shirt + F10 keys at the first setup screen (which allows selection of language, keyboard and locale). A Command Prompt window will be opened.
- Run Diskpart, the built-in disk partitioning tool of Windows 7 with the following command:
- Type in the following command one by one, follow by Enter key to create a partition (text in brackets are comments only):
list disk(to show the ID number of the hard disk to partition, normally is Disk 0)
select disk 0(change 0 to another number if applicable)
create partition primary size=80000(create a partition with 80 GB space; to use entire disk as one partition, omit the “size=value” parameter switch; use similar command to create more partition if needed or create in Windows 7 after installation)
select partition 1
format fs=ntfs quick
- Type exit at command prompt to close Command Prompt window.
- Continue Windows 7 installation as usual. Remember to just highlight and select the partition just created when come to partition screen.
why are you trying to delete it if removing the disk is an option?
You should be able to boot win7 if you use the bcdboot command:
after you remove the disk.
Try downloading WAIK for Windows 7 and cpature an image of your machine as it is when it works.
You will make a bootable winpe (or WAIK) cd with the tool imagex on it.
You boot to this cd and it will allow you capture your OS as one large file with a .wim extention.
Then you remove the drive and you are left with new drives available etc.
Then you boot again to the cd and "apply" the image to the remaining drives.
After it is applied run the following: