The EFI System Partition, commonly known by its acronym ESP, is the creation of several regions in a disk drive so that information from each region can be managed separately by the operating system installed in a computer. This is typically used by those computers that adheres to the UEFI or Unified Extensible Firmware Interface.
The ESP contains four main components:
This specific partition has been developed to ensure that the UEFI firmware will load the operating system and all the other utilities present in the system as soon as the computer has been booted. The boot loader ensures that all necessary files have already been loaded before the booting sequence has been completed. This system also ensures that all errors encountered by a user which is relevant to a computer’s start up phase will be resolved. For this, a boot loader is an integral part of an operating system that ensures quality start up experience for the user who will be turning on the computer.
Several users may have difficulties deleting such partition because, at times, the option to remove it is typically grayed out. This is referred to as protective partitioning. In protective partitioning, the Windows Disk Management does not have the capability of deleting such region. Most newbie users would start getting worried about their disk health when encountering such situation.
It is actually possible for a user to delete such partition. However, this process is hidden. What a user just needs to do would be to follow the eight steps below so that he can go through and complete the process easily and quickly. After this process, the disk drive will be unpartitioned and a blank space ready for storage of other files.
Windows 8 or 8.1: On the bottom right side of the screen, you can do a right click and select Disk Management from the list that will pop up.
Any other Windows version: You have to press the Windows key + R to open the RUN dialog box. Afterwards, you should type "diskmgmt.msc" and press Enter.
Windows 8 or 8.1: You should do a right click on the bottom left corner of the screen and select Command Prompt(Admin).
Other Windows versions: You must look for Command Prompt in the Start Menu. Then, you should do a right click on it and select Run as Administrator.
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