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

22 Jul 2014   #220
M4Imo

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Just as we have been exchanging this mail, clean all command finished, so all is well now. Thanks for your help anyway. Just for the others who will possibly do this, the clean all process was 5 hours long for me.


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22 Jul 2014   #221
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

Great news.

Yeah, "Clean all" take a long time to finish, and should really only be used if you're giving or selling the drive to someone else.
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02 Sep 2014   #222
Pendaws

Win7 SP1 + Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

A VERY useful tutorial indeed.
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25 Sep 2014   #223
duanvcd

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Hi all,
How long does Clean command take on 2TB drive, I wonder?
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25 Sep 2014   #224
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by duanvcd View Post
Hi all,
How long does Clean command take on 2TB drive, I wonder?
Very quickly---seconds. Similar to a quick format.

Clean all would take hours.
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26 Sep 2014   #225
duanvcd

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Oh, finally I done it on my drive but it took 40 minutes for Clean command
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01 Oct 2014   #226
woodnymph

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for a very interesting discussion and especially Brink for all his input. I have read evry post on this topic and haven't seen my problem discussed. Somehow my 160Gb Western Digital HDD has been reduced to 137Gb of unallocated space by using Clean All with my Windows 7 installation disk. The rest of the space has disappeared as shown by Windows 7 Disk Management, DiskPart(Installation Disk), or Seagate Disk Wizard, with the drive connected to an IDE port or a USB interface. The drive, my Bios, and the USB interface are 48bit LBA capable. Any suggestions?
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01 Oct 2014   #227
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

Hello Woody, and welcome to Seven Forums.

That would be about right. For more information on why your HDD or SSD may not be the size as advertised, see:

HDD's - the Advertized size vs the Actual size

Please go ahead and post a screenshot showing the drive in Disk Management to see what it shows.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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01 Oct 2014   #228
woodnymph

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks again Brink for your quick response. As requested, here are the screenshots of pertinent programs, DiskPart, Windows DiskManagement, and Seagate DiskWizard.

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I probably confused the issue by stating my drive was limited to 137 GB. The drive is a Western Digital 1600BB-22RDA0, advertised as a 160 Gb drive. This shoud be interpreted as 160 x 10exp9. If you do the math and convert to an exponent of 2exp30 what you will find is that all these programs should tell me the drive is 147 GB. I'm wondering if I did something in DiskPart that wiped out something on the drive used by it for property information. Perhaps someone out there has had a similiar experience.


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01 Oct 2014   #229
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

Woody,

I don't see any other partition that could be using the space for your K (Disk 6) drive.

I agree that by the math a 160GB hard drive should show as 147GB, and not 128GB. Possibly a mislabeled drive. If it's still new, I would return it for one that's not shorted.
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