Can't Delete Hidden Partition After System Backup Uninstall

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  1. ddm3ckl

    ddm3ckl Registered Member

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    After uninstalling Paragon System Backup 2010 I can't delete the hidden partition on my C drive that it created for the "Backup Capsule". This has effectively cut my available hard drive capacity in half. Can someone please help me with this? (I also had the "lingering F6 message" during boot that a lot of people have complained about, but I was able to get rid of that problem, thanks to some helpful posts here.)
     
  2. Mech_An

    Mech_An Registered Member

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    You can delete Backup Capsule from Windows Disk management:
    * right-click on 'My computer' and choose 'Manage'
    * select 'Disk Management' in 'Storage'
    * right-click Capsule partition (it has no drive letter and no File system) and select 'Delete Volume'
    * confirm changes.

    It will left unallocated space on HDD. you can expand last volume to cover it or create new volume.
     
  3. ddm3ckl

    ddm3ckl Registered Member

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    Thanks for the quick response, Mech An. I had already tried that, but when I right click on the partition (which is outlined in black, for what that's worth), the only choices I have are "New Simple Volume", "Properties" and "Help", which, of course is no help.
     
  4. ddm3ckl

    ddm3ckl Registered Member

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    GOT IT! I ran my Win 7 installation disk to the point where I was given an option to extend my partition up to it's full capacity (the default entry was the full capacity, so I left it at that). Then I backed out of the installation at that point and when I rebooted, I had my entire drive available once again. I'm cured of Paragon products forever after this.
     
  5. Mech_An

    Mech_An Registered Member

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    It looks like Backup Capsule has been already deleted.
    There only unallocated\free space left, that's why it was possible to expand partition to cover it.
     
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