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

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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?

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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Assign drive letter to hidden partition in win xp on command line

I want to assign a drive letter to a hidden partition in windows xp from the command line. The solutions you find are with diskpart with the following set of commands: select disk 0 select partition ...
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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 parition disk containing OS using DISKPART?

I have a single HDD. All of the storage space is used for C drive now, i.e. everything is as it was out-of-the-box. I want to split up the storage space to create three drives D, E and F using ...
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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 cannot see some of the volumes in Windows 8

I have a dsik with lots of volumes on it that I need to delete from it automatically. I use diskpart to first get a list of all volumes (detail disk), and then decide (from their properties) which ...
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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 ...
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Windows 8, Diskpart, “The command you selected is not available with this version of Windows”

Windows 8, not Pro or Enterprise. I want to mirror a volume. I run Diskpart, and type: select volume 1 add disk 1 and this appears: The command you selected is not available with this ...
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How to undo “remove all dismount” in Diskpart?

I made a boo boo! I executed the following commands in cmd: diskpart list volume select volume 13 remove all dismount exit I have one of those dual-slot card readers with one slot for SD and one ...
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conversion of simple volume to primary volume

My Samsung laptop has 5 partition in it . And all are simple volume partition so that there is no primary partition in my disk hence i cannot install Ubuntu in my laptop .I have tried many software ...
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Resize VHD for use in VPC [duplicate]

Created a VHD from a machine using disk2vhd. File created is 61GB, partition on the VHD is set to 149GB. Virtual PC won't let me use the VHD (as the partition is too large, has to be below 127GB). ...
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all partitions became dynamic due to startup repair utility

All my disk partitions including system reserved and c: have become dynamic, due to which I am unable to boot linux. I wish to make some primary partitions. Ubuntu cant help since pc wont boot it even ...
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Diskpart script to assign driver letter and create 2 partitions

I'm currently deploying Windows XP (don't ask why) across a corporate environment and have a requirement to partition the disk during the unattended build. the disk must contain two partitions: C: ...
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Windows 8 - Fresh Install Freezing after “diskpart clean” and rebuilding partitions

After accidentally allowing Ubuntu to install Grub on Windows' MBR partition, I am trying to start the system over from scratch to get things done properly. In order to rebuild everything, I did the ...
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How to restore deleted OEM partition that is “still there”?

I made the mistake of deleting Windows 8 OEM Recovery partition instead of just making it inactive. I used diskpart: select partition n delete partition Now I see the unassigned space in the Disk ...
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Why does diskpart not find my hard drives when booting from Windows 8 USB recovery drive?

I'm trying to repair my Windows 8 EFI bootloader (after I set up Ubuntu, Windows won't boot ... I believe the main Windows partition is fine but the Windows bootloader files on the EFI partition have ...
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W7x86 USB Reinstall; “Setup was unable to create a new system partition” issue

I am running an Acer AspireOne AOD250. Doing a clean reinstall of W7x64 Ultimate. My problem is very similar to this one, except that I am installing from a USB as the Acer AspireOne does not have a ...
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How to create windows 8 boot partition on drive that never had one?

So 3 months ago I built a PC, but had the opportunity to borrow an SSD from my place of employment. I originally installed windows 7 trial mode on that SSD, and then after a few weeks upgraded to ...
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Device imaging process Won't work first time

I'm having an issue regarding a disk imaging process. To get the machine into it's initial state, I first run a simple DISKPART CLEAN, and then restart the machine. I then boot the machine into a ...
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Unable to format disk: 'The system cannot find the file specified'

I have a USB flash drive, which I may have mucked up, so I used DISKPART's CLEAN to clean it up. I created a simple volume, and tried to format it. (This is all using Windows' disk management.) I was ...
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Extend volume where unallocated space lies ahead of it

I want to extend my volume. However the unallocated space lies ahead of the volume. Is it possible to extend this volume without converting it to a dynamic volume? Large Image I tried to use ...
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Lost HDD partition to clean command, testdisk unresponsive

I accidentally cleaned my external HDD by the clean command in Diskpart and got a full sized heart attack after that. I did some research and I have tried a number of tools already. To name a few: ...
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How to create a Software RAID1 in Windows 7 Home Premium? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which software raid modes does each version of Windows 7 support? Using the built in DISKPART program, or Disk Management, or anything else native to Windows 7, is there ...