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Windows 7: How to wipe out everything on computer for reinstallation of Windows 7

31 Dec 2011   #71
dynamite140

Windows 7
 
 

Okay i typed disk #0. That worked.

However, when i typed clean... it says virtual disk service error: Clean is not allowed in the disk containing the current boot, system, pagefile, crashdump or hibernation mode.


What do i do now?


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31 Dec 2011   #72
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dynamite140 View Post
Okay i typed disk #0. That worked.

However, when i typed clean... it says virtual disk service error: Clean is not allowed in the disk containing the current boot, system, pagefile, crashdump or hibernation mode.


What do i do now?
That is correct, you need to do it from a command prompt at boot on a disk that has the OS on it.

Quote:
You cannot use the clean or clean all diskpart commands on a boot disk (ex: disk Windows 7 is installed on) unless you do it from a command prompt at boot.
From the note here,

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
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31 Dec 2011   #73
dynamite140

Windows 7
 
 

Hi. So just to make sure. I list disk 0 right? It has 465gb whereas disk 1, 2, 3 and 4 has nothing.
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31 Dec 2011   #74
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dynamite140 View Post
Hi. So just to make sure. I list disk 0 right? It has 465gb whereas disk 1, 2, 3 and 4 has nothing.
Correct. You only have one hard drive listed here,

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31 Dec 2011   #75
dynamite140

Windows 7
 
 

Okay i get the same message.

virtual disk service error: Clean is not allowed in the disk containing the current boot, system, pagefile, crashdump or hibernation mode.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Dec 2011   #76
dynamite140

Windows 7
 
 

Just to make sure...im not suppose to put the windows cd back again right when im doing this? I followed the steps in the link u gave me and still get this error message.
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31 Dec 2011   #77
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dynamite140 View Post
Okay i get the same message.

virtual disk service error: Clean is not allowed in the disk containing the current boot, system, pagefile, crashdump or hibernation mode.
Are you booting from the disc?

Command Prompt at Startup
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31 Dec 2011   #78
dynamite140

Windows 7
 
 

Okay i just booted it from the disc.

Now im at the black box with the cmd.exe

I don't see anymore instructions on the link you gave me. I did it by installing cd and then pressing shift and f10.
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31 Dec 2011   #79
dynamite140

Windows 7
 
 

Okay i just typed list disk etc and did that. However... i still get same error message when i click clean...
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31 Dec 2011   #80
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dynamite140 View Post
Okay i just booted it from the disc.

Now im at the black box with the cmd.exe

I don't see anymore instructions on the link you gave me. I did it by installing cd and then pressing shift and f10.
Good.

Now continue with these instructions,

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
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