Windows: Marking an Active Partition as Inactive

Posted in Computers by Sandra on August 19, 2009

Accidentally marked my Mac-formatted external partition as “Active” in Computer Management today, so I scoured the net for a solution.

Open up a command prompt and type DISKPART.

Type LIST DISK
Type SELECT DISK n (where n is the number of the old Win98 drive)
Type LIST PARTITION
Type SELECT PARTITION n (where n is the number of the active partition you wish to make inactive)
Type INACTIVE
Type EXIT to exit DISKPART
Type EXIT again to exit the command prompt
Reboot

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