Cannot Delete Partition, Delete Volume Is Not Enabled In Disk Management Fix

If you want to free up space in your drive or want to get unallocated space for extending another drive you can do this by removing a hard drive data partition in windows disk management. But sometimes when users try to perform the delete action, it will not be possible because the delete volume option will not be enabled. This might be because of different reasons like the volume you are trying to delete might contain system files, or there might be a page file on that particular volume, etc. In this article let us see different methods to delete the Partition/Volume on Windows 10. Let us start.


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Method 1: Manage Paging File Size For All Drives

 

Step 1: Open the run prompt using Windows + R keys together. Type sysdm.cpl and hit enter

 

Sysdm

 

Step 2: The system properties window will be opened. Click on the Advanced tab

Step 3: In the performance section click on Settings

 

Advanced Settings


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Step 4: The performance options window will open, click on the advanced tab

Step 5: In the virtual memory section, click on the change button

 

Performance Options

 

Step 6: Uncheck the checkbox beside “Automatically manage paging file size for all drives“. To uncheck, click on the checkbox and there should not be any tick mark in the checkbox

Step 7:  Select the Drive volume label that you want to remove

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Step 8: Click on the radio button beside the “No paging file” to enable it

Step 9: Click on the Set button and then click on OK

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Step 10: Close the system properties and restart the system.

Now, open the disk management and check if you can delete the volume

Step 1: Open the run prompt using Windows + R keys together, type diskmgmt.msc and hit enter

 

Disk Management

 

Step 2: Right-click on the drive that you want to delete and you should see the delete volume option enabled. Click on it to delete.

 

Delete Volume

Method 2: Use The Diskpart Utility

Another way to delete the partitions is to execute the commands is diskpart

Step 1: Open the run prompt using Windows + R keys together, type diskpart and hit enter

 

Diskpart Command


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Step 2: A user account control pop-up will appear, click on yes

Step 3: Type the below commands in the opened diskpart utility one by one and hit enter to execute.

Note: In the below commands ‘a’ means the disk numbers and ‘b’ means the partition number

list disk
select disk a
list partition
select partition b
delete partition override

 

Diskpart

 

Step 4: Restart the system and check if you could remove it

That’s it! I hope this article is helpful and easy to be followed. Thank you!!

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