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Yeah. As title says.

I can't format the partition because it is in use (while in windows?) and the delete partition option is unavailable from disk management. Worst of all, I can't reclaim any space with a volume shrink because it is directly next to my windows partition. I guess grub is in use but I reinstalled the windows boot loader already.

So uh. How come I am the only person that has these issues and all the other guides don't even mention this problem?
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Post a screenshot of Disk management.
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If you're sure deleting it won't screw anything up then you can always burn the gparted iso to a cd, boot from it and you'll be able to delete it no problems.

Might be an easier way though
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Post a screenshot of Disk management.

Here ya go

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This is strange because the options for "extend/shrink volume" shouldn't be there given the drive is still a basic disk.

-Basic disks use "partition"
-Dynamic disks use "volume"

Could you extend the window size to show all information that partition is labeled as?
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This is strange because the options for "extend/shrink volume" shouldn't be there given the drive is still a basic disk.
-Basic disks use "partition"
-Dynamic disks use "volume"
Could you extend the window size to show all information that partition is labeled as?

Healthy (Page File, Primary Partition)

I also can't even change any permissions to the partition because it is "in use".
Edited by S.M. - 2/15/12 at 8:23pm
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Maybe it's related to the pagefile, can you see a pagefile on the disk if you show hidden and system files?
     
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Are you still able to boot into the Ubuntu OS?
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Are you still able to boot into the Ubuntu OS?

Not in a way I know how to. I have already repaired the windows boot loaders so I go directly to windows.

if I try to change permissions now to that partition I get the error m:/pagefile.sys is in use. However I have it set to show hidden and system files and the partition is empty for me.
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Not in a way I know how to. I have already repaired the windows boot loaders so I go directly to windows.
if I try to change permissions now to that partition I get the error m:/pagefile.sys is in use. However I have it set to show hidden and system files and the partition is empty for me.

What about when you go to your pagefile settings?

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