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

01 Oct 2014   #230
woodnymph

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

In response, I believe this drive had full capacity when I was using it as my system drive. I didn't notice any discrepency until I was experimenting with DiskPart and did a Clean All command.


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01 Oct 2014   #231
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

The "Clean All" command shouldn't have caused this since it basically just secure wipes the drive and makes all available space free.

You could try running the "Clean" (not "Clean All") command again to see if anything else shows up.

You might run chkdsk on the drive to see if it finds any bad sectors. If the hard drive is going bad with a lot of bad sectors, they could have been marked as unusable reducing the available space on the drive.

How old is the drive?
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02 Oct 2014   #232
langsat8

windows vista home basic
 
 

hi , i use a windows 7 installation usb. after log in windows installation page, i use Shift+ F10 , and then enter cmd and use "clean all" cmd. it takes about 40 minutes and still blinking now . So, may i know is this command works for the windows installation page ? thnx in advance.
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02 Oct 2014   #233
langsat8

windows vista home basic
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by langsat8 View Post
hi , i use a windows 7 installation usb. after log in windows installation page, i use Shift+ F10 , and then enter cmd and use "clean all" cmd. it takes about 40 minutes and still blinking now . So, may i know is this command works for the windows installation page ? thnx in advance.
Sorry do not reply. It already done and work perfect in windows installation page. The malware attached to disk which cannot be removed by clean command already gone. Thnx bro.
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05 Oct 2014   #234
woodnymph

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I've used Seagate DiskWizard to clean the disk, used Windows to repartition and long format, and Windows Disk Error Check(no bad sectors), and the drive works flawlessly but still has only 128GB of capacity. It's a spare drive so I'm putiing it away and going on to other projects. Thanks to all who took the time to comment.
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05 Oct 2014   #235
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Woody,

The only thing I can think of is either a mislabeled drive, or some sort of drive failure/issue.

If it's still under warranty, then you might consider getting an RMA with the manufacturer for a replacement.
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11 Nov 2014   #236
kumar161991

Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit.
 
 
Thanks

Thanks for the article. It was simple and short solution to recover my hard drive.
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17 Nov 2014   #237
AdithyaG

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Interrupting "clean all "

Hey,

I decided to do a clean install of my Windows 7 and succeeded in doing so by interrupting "clean all" command using "Ctrl+C" and running the "clean" command.It took just 20 minutes for the process to complete. The "clean all" process was interrupted after 20 mins and the "clean" process hardly took any time to finish cleaning my hard-disk(1TB max;20GB-30GB used). The free-space in the hard-disk was as large as the hard-disk itself which assures me that i haven't done anything wrong, but my gut feeling says otherwise.
Have i done something wrong?Will I encounter any problems in the future?
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17 Nov 2014   #238
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Adithya, and welcome to Seven Forums.

No worries. You didn't do anything wrong, and shouldn't have any problems. If either command is interrupted, then simply repeating either command will let you start over.

"Clean" wipes the drive, and does take long. Think of it like a quick format, but leaves the disk unallocated instead.

"Clean All" does the same thing as "Clean", but also does a 1 pass secure erase. The secure erase is what takes so long. Think of it like a full format, but leaves the disk unallocated instead.
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17 Nov 2014   #239
AdithyaG

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thank you,Brink
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