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Disk Management

The partition () Primary partition is currently...

 
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An application is currently using the partition that you want to delete.  You can continue to delete the partition, but problems from that application may occur.

 
 
   
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  The partition named (drive ) Primary partition is currently in use. To force the deletion of this partition, click Yes.

WARNING: Forcing a deletion might cause unexpected errors in the application that is using this partition. Do you want to continue? 

 
Typical location
  C:\WINDOWS\system32\

 
Issued By
  mmc.exe

 
OS
  Windows XP

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  warning 

   
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Close Files in Use
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To safely delete the partition, close all open files on the drive:

  1. Save any open files from the application that is using the files on the selected partition.
  2. If you are still getting the warning, close all open applications.

If you had a system crash since powering on, Windows may think a file is in use, when it no longer is. A reboot should clear the issue.

 
   
 
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  FaultWire Staff
Posted: 31-Jan-2011
 
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Last update: 31-Jan-2011 8:18 am