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Windows 7: Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

03 Jan 2010   #149
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

How to "Clean" or "Clean All" a Disk with the Diskpart Command


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12 Aug 2012   #150
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by antonianus View Post
Each time I try to open an Elevated Command Prompt from Accessories/Command and run as administrator, typing Diskpart no disc info.appears. I am running Windows 7 Version.6.1.7601. Any ideas?
Thanks
Ton
Hello Ton,

As Ted posted above, it sounds like you may not have typed list disk and pressed Enter at step 4 after typing Diskpart and pressed Enter.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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13 Aug 2012   #151
antonianus

Windows 7 64bitMicrosoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by antonianus View Post
Each time I try to open an Elevated Command Prompt from Accessories/Command and run as administrator, typing Diskpart no disc info.appears. I am running Windows 7 Version.6.1.7601. Any ideas?
Thanks
Ton
Hello Ton,

As Ted posted above, it sounds like you may not have typed list disk and pressed Enter at step 4 after typing Diskpart and pressed Enter.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
You are right Shawn, I somehow did not read the article properly and missed
"typing "list disk". Quite simple simple really and I am much obliged for prompting
me.
Many thanks
Tony
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13 Aug 2012   #152
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Tony. I'm glad that Ted and I could help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Oct 2012   #153
ROBO731

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hi, I need to do this for my main HDD because it has a rootkit on it, but it won't allow me because it says that you can't perform a clean all on a disk containing the current boot, system, pagefile, crashdump or hibernation volume. That makes sense, but how can I wipe this HDD clean so I can do a clean Windows 7 install?
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26 Oct 2012   #154
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

If you have a Windows 7 boot disk, or installation disk, you can boot up into one or the other disks and run Diskpart from there.
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26 Oct 2012   #155
ROBO731

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks.
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25 Dec 2012   #156
ROBO731

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Looks like I'll be using this once again. Can I clean all on my HDD while using my SSD?
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25 Dec 2012   #157
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Robo,

Yes, you sure can. It will not affect the SSD.
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25 Dec 2012   #158
ROBO731

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks, I shortly after remembered that I would have to do it by booting into diskpart since there is a windows 7 install on it. Oh well, thanks anyway and merry Christmas!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Dec 2012   #159
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome. Merry Christmas.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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