Diskpart is a command-line hard disk partitioning utility included in versions of Windows from Windows 2000 onwards

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How to create DISKPART interactive script?

I use Diskpart to partition hdd and imagex to apply (install) image (all in WinPE). I want Diskpart to list disk and ask user which disk to select before to create partition set. Can I do this with a ...
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How to do a Diskpart Clean on OS X

Is there a way to perform the equivalent of (Windows') diskpart clean via MacOS X? I have to completely bomb some drives so that they can be formatted correctly in a buffalo Linkstation that I have. ...
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usb dropped from 16gb to 8gb, diskpart seems not to work

I have an 16gb usb that "dropped" to 8gb. I have tried to use diskpart but that didn't fix the problem. One reason may be that I haven't used diskpart before so I have just read a little about it ...
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Disk Cloning and Drive Partition Tags

I have cloned my single HDD to a new, larger disk but am having trouble matching the drive status tags. The C: partition on the current drive is marked with the following tags: Boot, Page File, Crash ...
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Free space vanishes after creating primary partition in DISKPART

I’m trying to partition a RAID disk with DISKPART. The format is MBR. The capacity in RAID is 6.7 TB when I’m starting out. The symptom I’m seeing is that after I create my relatively small primary ...
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installing 32-bit windows: diskpart convert mbr error

I have an efi-based 64 bit system with win 8 pre-installed. I want to downgrade to 32-bit win 7 and so I booted up a bootable win 7 usb and opened command-prompt with shift+f10. I used convert mbr ...
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batch file to remove and reassign drive letters

I have what I believe to be a unique issue. I don't do a lot of work with batch files, but I think that would be my best option. Here is the situation. I have special software that looks for a ...
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Unable to delete a large extended partition

I am trying to delete the extended partition 0 because it occupies a lot of space in my disk. I deleted all swap partition and tired again to delete it but it always shows the same error message: ...
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select partition 1 gives “No partition selected”

I'm trying to fix a USB flash drive to format to the full capacity. When I use diskpart I cannot delete the primary partition. DISKPART> list disk Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn ...
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Laptop won't boot to either the CD/DVD or to a USB Flash Drive

Update: Apparently Diskpart should display unused usb ports as well as the DVD/CD player. Mine doesn't. All I can see here is the laptop hard drive. I'm suspecting this is a more serious issue ...
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Recover my SD Card [duplicate]

In windows disk mgr I can see this. I have no option to shrink/expand any of the partitions. Tried to delelete everything by DISKPART, but that's also not working: DISKPART> list disk Disk ...
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Recover my SD Card

In windows disk mgr I can see this. I have no option to shrink/expand any of the partitions. Tried to delelete everything by DISKPART, but that's also not working: DISKPART> list disk Disk ...
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Delete a Dynamic Partition

I want to delete my dynamic partition to install windows 7. I have 5 dynamic partitions currently on my hard disk. I don't want a single chunk of HD to be created. I just want one of the dynamic ...
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How create new partition on an unallocated space using diskpart?

I want to install windows 7 on an unallocated space made by shrinking an extended partition. the problem is that windows setup can't create new partition on unallocated space. how I can create a ...
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Not able to format HDD while installing windows

I am asking this new question after trying to recover my crashed windows data please refer below question/link How to recover data from crashed Windows laptop? -------------My query regarding HDD ...
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Diskpart will NOT open through cmd

I open up my cmd and type 'diskpart' It prompts me with the UAC box, I click yes. Everything is going good up until this point. After I click 'Yes' diskpart opens up in a separate window (At school ...
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Cannot format USB flash drive, everything claims it's write protected

I have a 4GB HP USB flash drive that I had written a Chromium OS image to with Win32DiskImager. Now I am trying to reformat it but I can't. Everything tells me the disk is write protected. Being a USB ...
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External storage doesn't show up in pc or disk manager

When I plug in my external HDD the LED on the disk lights up but i can't see it in my PC/DISKPART/DISK MANAGEMENT. I tried all the ports on my computer but it doesn't show up.Help please. HDD:- ...
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Where is the MMC CARD that I see in the my computer

There is no MMC CARD connected to my computer, But when I open MyComputer I see a MMC-Card drive there that has 487 MB of 487 MB free space! Disk Management output : And Diskpart output : ...
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If Diskpart says that a disk has no volumes, is the disk empty of data?

So I have a 64 GB SanDisk USB drive whose contents are a complete mystery. When I try to insert it into my computer (Windows 8), it does not appear in My Computer. Diskpart tells me that there are no ...
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No security tab on an external hard drive I need permission to

I have a hard drive, and it has always worked easily for me before on my windows 7 computer. I tried plugging it in to said computer and it would be visible in D&P (Devices and Printers), but not ...
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How can I make my pendrive a Removable Disc again

I created a partition primary in my pendrive to boot and install Windows 8, but now I want to undo this process... when I open My Computer, my pendrive is a Fixed Disc, not a Removable ...
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Shared NTFS logical partition unaccesible from Windows 8.1

I asked this question a while ago but it got lost, so I deleted the previous one and created this new one with updates from the comments. I just installed Windows 8.1 in a partition of my Lenovo ...
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Windows Server 2003 - DISKPART: The volume you have selected may not be extended

I'm trying to resize a disk on a Windows 2003 server. Via Disk Management I can see one drive (C) and 73.01GB of Unallocated space. This instance is running on Hyper-V. In DISKPART I selected the ...
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Can't create primary partition on windows7 using diskpart

Can't create primary partition on windows7 using diskpart. I'm trying to install ubuntu along with windows 7. When I try to create a new primary partition using diskpart it shows me error as: ...
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Windows 7 SSD hidden after Diskpart clean

I've just used the diskpart in CMD to clean my new SSD, but after this it suddenly disappeared. I can still see it in diskpart, but I cannot see it as a drive under Windoes 7 "computer" in the start ...
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assign drive letter via batch fil based on label

I need a script which would change the drive letter to e.g. P:\ of an USB drive named e.g. "MY_VOLUME". I know this is somehow possible with diskpart /s script.txt > output.txt (using: "list volume" ...
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Windows 8.1 - Won't boot (0xc000000f), bcdedit fails

I’m pretty much stuck at this point. So, backstory: Windows was installed on one of the SSDs currently in my tower. I bought a new SSD to install Windows (8.1 64 bit) on. Windows installation went ...
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Cannot delete free partition

I had an Ubuntu install, but it's taking up too much space and I'm getting a laptop on which I will install ubuntu, so I decided to remove the Ubuntu partition. I went into diskmgmt.msc and freed the ...
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How To Properly Get The Drive Letter of a Mounted VHD in batch script

How To Properly Get The Drive Letter of a Mounted VHD in script. Is it possible? list volume select volume <volume_number_of_attached_VHD> assign letter=v exit in this part of script it's ...
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How does Diskpart Clean All affect MBR and implications?

I want to overhaul my entire internal hard drive, re-partition it, and re-install Windows Vista. After booting on the Vista Installation Disk and opening Command Prompt, I'm not sure whether to use ...
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Diskpart Clean, thus unable to boot

I booted my Dell Inspiron 1525 on a Vista Recovery DVD (not installation disk), ran the Command Prompt, and did like following: diskpart list disk select disk 0 (which was the only hard drive I ...
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Is my SONY USB flash drive dead? [duplicate]

I have a following problem: when I plug-in my USB flash drive, it isn't shown in Windows Explorer or recognized by system at all. In device properties, it is shown as: USB MEMORY BAR ...
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Pen drive has a write-protected issue

My pen drive has become write0protected. Even when I am trying to format it is giving write-protected problem. I tried many solutions I found on the internet, but all failed. Here are my pen drive ...
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Cannot see external hard drive on my computer, although it is shown in Disk Management

I cannot see external hard drive on my computer, although it is shown in Disk Management. I read in other forums that I need to assign a drive letter, however when I right-click to assign all other ...
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Partition does not have a volume

When I run DiskPart, I have a Disk 0 and a Disk 1. On Disk 0 there are 3 partitions. Partition 3 has a size of 238 GB. When I run List Volume there is not a matching volume with a size of 238 GB. ...
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diskpart multiple primary partition keys

I am trying to set up partitions on my USB drive, 1x as a boot partition, 1x as operating system data, 1x as shared with windows files. I am trying to assign the shared with windows partiton a drive ...
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Read Only/Write Protected USB pen drive is not write protected on other PCs

I want to make one of my USB drive write protected. I can make it write protected on my desktop(windows 8.1 pc) by using the command prompt "diskpart" method. Now the usb is write protected on my ...
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SSD vs HDD boot

I have a friend that has an Acer Aspire S3 laptop. After sending it for repair, the laptop came with the system (Windows 8) installed on SSD 18gb. The problem with such a small SSD is that it renders ...
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Should I delete data before deleting its partition and extending over?

I have multiple computers with the main drive split into C and D partition. D just has random data, C has the OS. I plan on copying over data from D to C then deleting D and extending C over it. Can I ...
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Diskpart is not showing all partitions

I have three partitions as C, D, and E. Below are the sizes for each parition C = 278GB D = 14GB E = 5GB Diskpart gives me following output: Parition ## Type Size offset ...
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unable to see windows partition from diskpart

I installed Opensuse 12.2 some months ago in a computer where there was Windows 8 but something went wrong and the windows EFI data in the windows partition disappeared. Now I'm trying to recover ...
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Why do I need to run diskpart clean when restoring a backup image to a brand new hard drive?

I was handed a brand new harddrive that came packaged and in an attempt to restore a backup image, it failed i.e. it does not restore the image and returns the message that the target drive is ...
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Problems using Diskpart to resolve 'Read Only' issue on external 2TB external MyBook

I've got a problem with an external disk which suddenly, mid-session decided it was read only. I've tried the right click, properties, attributes, read only - to no avail, so then decided to approach ...
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How to remove write protection from a write- protected USB drive and make it usable using diskpart?

I saw your answer to a question which has somewhat similar details like mine in this thread: Recovering a Partially Formatted USB Thumb Drive. However, in my case, my usb is write- protected. Can you ...
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Why should I align SSD with offset of 128 sector when sectors per track is 63?

For using an Windows XP with SSD, it is recommended that you align your partitions manually (or use eg. 7 for partitioning). Background It is explained that XP by its default alignment needs to use ...
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DiskPart Not Using Unallocated Space

I'm trying to use DiskPart to create two partitions on my flash drive. One for storage and one for a bootable OS. I've used BootIt as suggested in this question/answer, however it doesn't seem to ...
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Safely remove a USB drive using bat file [duplicate]

I would like to be able to programmatically safely remove a USB drive, given a drive letter. This is actually to be implemented in an application, but I figured that if it can be done using a batch ...
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Why does diskpart set the volume attributes on all volumes?

I was trying to migrate a Win7 OS from a HDD to a SSD. I've created 2 partition with 1024KB offset, with diskpart: 100MB System Reserved and a 60GB for C:. I've cloned their contents using Easeus ...
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How to undo 'create partition primary' command of diskpart

I was trying to recover my pendrive as it was showing 0 bytes allocated space, and I came across some information about using the diskpart command to format it. For the worse I selected a wrong ...