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

24 Nov 2011   #80
Faceofjoe421

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

X:\windows\system32>Format fs=NTFS label="Local Disk", didn't work, my disk is C://

Error: Invalid parameter - label ="Local


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24 Nov 2011   #81
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

LOL, sorry.

You would still need to use the diskpart command first like in your post above, then use this command. This command was just a replacement for the one you used instead at step 4 in your post above. See Option Two in the tutorial below as an example.

Partition or Volume - Create New
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24 Nov 2011   #82
Faceofjoe421

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok, Disk 0 is now the selected disk.

I then typed clean all, it appears stuck, nothing is happening, except the white underscore blinking.
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24 Nov 2011   #83
cmlow

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Sorry Brink

I don't know how to quote your statement, but just copy & paste:
The Format fs=NTFS label="Local Disk"you did was for a "full format". It will take a bit to finish.

Next time, you could use the command below instead to perform a "quick format" that will finish fast.

Format fs=NTFS label="Local Disk" Quick
, Is there any short cut to jump out from the Full Format to Quick Format?? Is it worth to do so?
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24 Nov 2011   #84
cmlow

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faceofjoe421 View Post
Ok, Disk 0 is now the selected disk.

I then typed clean all, it appears stuck, nothing is happening, except the white underscore blinking.

Hi Joe, I think it is doing cleaning now. As I experience before, it took ages to complete. I have abandon it in the half way.
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24 Nov 2011   #85
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cmlow View Post
Sorry Brink

I don't know how to quote your statement, but just copy & paste:
The Format fs=NTFS label="Local Disk"you did was for a "full format". It will take a bit to finish.

Next time, you could use the command below instead to perform a "quick format" that will finish fast.

Format fs=NTFS label="Local Disk" Quick
, Is there any short cut to jump out from the Full Format to Quick Format?? Is it worth to do so?
Yes, it would be the same procedure as you did to interrupt the "Clean All" command.

Afterwards, run "Clean" again, then do the quick format.
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24 Nov 2011   #86
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faceofjoe421 View Post
Ok, Disk 0 is now the selected disk.

I then typed clean all, it appears stuck, nothing is happening, except the white underscore blinking.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cmlow View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faceofjoe421 View Post
Ok, Disk 0 is now the selected disk.

I then typed clean all, it appears stuck, nothing is happening, except the white underscore blinking.

Hi Joe, I think it is doing cleaning now. As I experience before, it took ages to complete. I have abandon it in the half way.
Joe,

Yep, it's doing the "clean all" now. It will take a long time to finish.
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24 Nov 2011   #87
Faceofjoe421

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cmlow View Post
Thanks heaps
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faceofjoe421 View Post
Ok, Disk 0 is now the selected disk.

I then typed clean all, it appears stuck, nothing is happening, except the white underscore blinking.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cmlow View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faceofjoe421 View Post
Ok, Disk 0 is now the selected disk.

I then typed clean all, it appears stuck, nothing is happening, except the white underscore blinking.

Hi Joe, I think it is doing cleaning now. As I experience before, it took ages to complete. I have abandon it in the half way.
Joe,

Yep, it's doing the "clean all" now. It will take a long time to finish.
So can I go to bed safely?
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24 Nov 2011   #88
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Joe,

Yep, it could take that long or longer to finish. Sleep well.
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24 Nov 2011   #89
cmlow

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cmlow View Post
, Is there any short cut to jump out from the Full Format to Quick Format?? Is it worth to do so?
Yes, it would be the same procedure as you did to interrupt the "Clean All" command.

Afterwards, run "Clean" again, then do the quick format.
It is a great relief to hear this solution. I will try it out when getting home. Keep my finger cross.

Thank you very much Brink.
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