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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

-1
votes
0answers
29 views

How to recover data after doing DISKPART 'clean'?

I was trying to install windows 10 on my PC using bootable usb, when I came across this problem that I needed to convert the disk to GPT to install windows 10. So I searched online and came across a ...
1
vote
1answer
30 views

Script for finding out disk number

I have an external hard disk with two partitions. The first one is an UDF partition and the second partition is a Veracrypt partition. Now I want to use a batch script to load the Veracrypt partition ...
0
votes
1answer
96 views

Undo Diskpart clean

This is a life-destroying moment for me. I have a 2TB External Hard drive, with 2 partitions. The first one is UDF and second one is a Veracrypt-encrypted partition. The drive was GUID -based, and the ...
1
vote
1answer
66 views

Unable to format,'The system cannot find the file specified'

I've just bought a USB drive however i had some problems with it as soon as i started using it. At fisrt all of a sudden Windows would just lose the "communication" with it, stopping any task it was ...
0
votes
1answer
172 views

Unable to remove write protection from my SD card in windows 7

My SD card is showing: The disk is write protected So I open Diskpart through the command line in Windows 7 and follow these steps: To check my disk name I type: list disk Now I select ...
0
votes
1answer
123 views

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. ...
0
votes
2answers
41 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
94 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
565 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
226 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
206 views

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: ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
587 views

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 ...
-2
votes
1answer
62 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
70 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
18 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
8k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

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 ...
-1
votes
5answers
20k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
676 views

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:- ...
0
votes
3answers
71 views

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 : ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
105 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
70 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
719 views

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: ...
0
votes
1answer
202 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
468 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
212 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
659 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
261 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
385 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
72 views

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. ...
2
votes
2answers
217 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
248 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
474 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
157 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
94 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
203 views

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 ...
3
votes
5answers
76k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
582 views

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 ...
8
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...