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Mark Partition As Inactive

So you have multiple partitions marked as active, perhaps you accidently selected the option to mark partition as active. Well we have the perfect quick fix for marking partitions as inactive.

You can easily mark a partition as active through the disk management component of windows, but there’s no graphical way to undo the change and mark the partition as inactive.

Microsoft Say

Marking a partition as active means that during the boot up process the computer will include that drive in the boot loader process, looking for an operating system to boot off.

Marking a partition as active if it doesn’t contain the loader for an operating system may cause your computer to become unbootable.

Marking A Partition As Inactive

USE DISKPART TO FIX IT.

  1. Open Command Prompt
    Type: DISKPART
  2. List your disks
    Type: LIST DISK
  3. Select the disk your unwanted “Active” partition is on
    Type: SELECT DISK
  4. List your disk’s partitions
    Type: LIST PARTITION
  5. Select the PARTITION your unwanted “Active” partition is on
    Type: SELECT PARTITION
  6. Type: INACTIVE

Exit Command prompt.

You should now be good to go and be able to reboot without the worry of a failed PC!

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