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lainlives
06-24-2007, 05:34 PM
A while back I installed Vista on my computer. (Wish I didn't waste my money. :mad: ) Now it is unbootable, and I cannot delete the windows folder. The only way I can think of to delete it is to boot a non-windows OS that supports writing NTFS, but I don't know any. Could someone help me get rid of this. I NEED THE SPACE!

Twey
06-24-2007, 08:39 PM
You should be able to do it using most live CDs. Knoppix is capable, I think.

lainlives
06-24-2007, 10:44 PM
last version of knoppix i used (old) could only read
but what do i got to lose i need that 4gb

tech_support
06-27-2007, 06:38 AM
You can build a BartPE (http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/) image and recover your files that way.

djr33
06-27-2007, 08:23 AM
Could you add the drive to another, working computer, then boot and format that way?

tech_support
06-27-2007, 08:38 AM
It's quite a hassle to do that.

djr33
06-27-2007, 08:39 AM
Not if you have two computers available and can just pop one HD into the other computer. Or, better yet, if you have an external harddrive enclosure.

tech_support
06-27-2007, 08:42 AM
I would still get a bootable CD. There's a risk of losing data when swapping/transferring.

djr33
06-27-2007, 08:52 AM
I think the data is all gone anyway, from how this is setupi. I'm not sure, though, I suppose.

tech_support
06-27-2007, 08:53 AM
Hmm... then risk of damaging the actual drive itself.

djr33
06-27-2007, 08:54 AM
Hmm... then...

Warning: Be careful.
Just like when playing with scissors. Or running near a pool.

:p

lainlives
06-28-2007, 05:15 PM
Could you add the drive to another, working computer, then boot and format that way?

Accually i tried that but its a windows pc so i still couldn't.


but then i found this http://www.linux-ntfs.org/ this one is better http://www.ntfs-3g.org/ WOO ITS GONE!