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

03 Jan 2010   #49
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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10 Sep 2011   #50
Xplicit

Windows 7 x64 OEM Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Xplicit,

Not for hardware failure. The only way to truly fix it is to replace it.

If you keep on using it, it's just going to be a gamble on when it's going to fail and take out the data on it as well.

I would strongly recommend to RMA it while it's still under warranty. Otherwise, you risk having to pay for a new one out of your own pocket when it dies.
Oh, alright. Thanks for the help though! Truly appreciated it. (:

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10 Sep 2011   #51
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome.
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17 Sep 2011   #52
lister

Windows 7 Panasonic CF F9 (used to have CF F8)
 
 

Is this also applicable to a dual boot?
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17 Sep 2011   #53
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Lister,

I'm not sure what you mean. The "clean" or "clean all" command will delete all partitions on the hard drive that you run it on.
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19 Sep 2011   #54
koala321

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Hello Magnificent 7,

I was a little too fast with executing the 'clean all' command in DISKPART.
The data being erased is not a problem but the time that it takes ...

Therefore, is it possible to gently stop this process? Is it safe to do so?

Thanks!
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19 Sep 2011   #55
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Koala, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Unfortunately, no. Once started, you need to let it finish. If not, then you may be unable to use the HDD until you run the command on it again.
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19 Sep 2011   #56
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Unfortunately, no. Once started, you need to let it finish. If not, then you may be unable to use the HDD until you run the command on it again.
Brink,
I thought the clean all was just progressively writing zeroes to the disk.
Can you explain the consequences of just doing cntrl C out of the clean all?
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19 Sep 2011   #57
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello MJF,

It's not going to hurt the HDD, but if it isn't allowed to finish, then you most likely will not be able to use the HDD until either running the commmand again or format the HDD to create a partition/volume on the HDD.

Think of it as about the same as interrupting the formatting of a HDD.
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19 Sep 2011   #58
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
...then you most likely will not be able to use the HDD until either running the commmand again or format the HDD to create a partition/volume on the HDD.
Thanks
I thought that might be all. It's just useful for people to partly run a clean all to completely wipe the MBR at times. But as you say you need to initialize and format the disk after.
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01 Oct 2011   #59
koala321

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Thank you Brink!

I eventually did a ctrl+c, with no hurt.
After that I formatted the HDD and everything went fine.
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