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Windows 7: Diskpart Quick Question!

29 Jul 2011   #1
seth500

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Diskpart Quick Question!

Hey folks,

I'm doing a clean install of windows 7 but I have 3 partitions on on 1 TB Drive. My question is I just want to wipe a partition with diskpart but not the other two. So I'm gathering after I select the disk and then the particular partition I want to wipe and then enter the command "clean all" that should be all there is to it am I correct?

Then after create primary partition align=1024 then enter then select the new partition and set it active and reboot. Should be all set to install new system correct?

Edit: That would be no I found the answer here in another thread....


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29 Jul 2011   #2
Sedril

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Clean all will wipe the entire drive of all partitions, as will a "clean" command. You can still use diskpart to format a certain partition leaving the others in tact but that's about it. Also, in win 7 diskpart defaults to 1024 alignment on creating partitions, so I don't believe you need to even use that command....
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30 Jul 2011   #3
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Take a look at this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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30 Jul 2011   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Do not use either the clean or the clean all on any Hard Disk Drive that has data on it you want to keep it will do the entire HDD and all data will be lost; you can use Option Two in this tutorial to do a partition-specific wipe secure erase to a single partition.


Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

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30 Jul 2011   #5
seth500

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Do not use either the clean or the clean all on any Hard Disk Drive that has data on it you want to keep it will do the entire HDD and all data will be lost; you can use Option Two in this tutorial to do a partition-specific wipe secure erase to a single partition.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

Thanks for your replies people I did find this right after I posted my topic and it worked like a charm. It's really an exceptional program, a nice gui and loaded with every tool you could possibly need..Thanks again..Seth
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30 Jul 2011   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Good to see you found a solution and thanks for the update.
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