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Windows 7: Diskpart question

05 Dec 2010   #1

Windows Professional
Diskpart question

In using Diskpart for the first time (in a win 7 clean install) I found the "clean all" command zeroed sectors for the entire drive, i.e. all partitions.

I'm getting ready to Install Win 7 on my laptop. I would like to clean ONLY Drive C: and preserve all the remaining partitions.

Is it possible to do this without affecting the whole drive?


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05 Dec 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate


NO both the "clean all" and the "clean" commands will destroy data on the Hard Disk Drive; "clean all" will over-write all the data with zeroes and "clean" will remove all the format date from the HDD do not use either on a HDD that has data you need to save.

A better option would be to use Option Three in this tutorial at the link below to do a partition specific wipe (secure erase) to a specific partition, this will not affect other data on the HDD at all.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
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