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

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SSD behaves as if it is “read-only” but softwares that have been used “think” the opposite

Wierd behaviour of ssd, not letting me to format it or do anything else except of reading/copying files, as if it is "read-only" but it isn't read-only (based on what diskpart says)... for ...
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Drive partitioning slow in SSD than HDD

Partitioning my SSD is very slow compared to that in my other PC which is having an HDD. Why is that? I believe it shouldn't be. I could shrink a volume in just max 5 seconds in my HDD PC and it takes ...
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How do I reinitialize a corrupted USB key on Windows?

I accidentally borked my USB key using diskpart.exe so that neither diskpart nor Partition Manager recognized the device. When I plugged the key into my Mac, however, the Mac immediately said that it ...
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How do I remove a stuck volume from a USB flash drive that has no partitions?

We have a USB flash drive that will not work with our computer image software. I used diskpart clean but it is not cleaning the drive fully. There are no partitions on the drive yet it lists a 0 size ...
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Unable to format/wipe Window Disk without Error (Tried Ubuntu Gparted and Diskpart [duplicate]

I am trying to wipe/reinstall Windows, however, all have no success. In usb live boot to Window installation set up, install new Window to override it, unable to delete or format any of my exisiting ...
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windows no EFI partition

I installed windows 10 using USB in UEFI mode USB (MBR) installation target (GPT) the USB installation media (created on Ubuntu) dual boots Ubuntu and Windows 10 using grub. menuentry "Windows 10&...
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Starting memtest86 from USB/boot

I need to run memtest86 because my ram is going bad and I want to pinpoint which one it is. I don't know how to change from legacy to UEFI, (which is apparently necessary and I've no idea of the ...
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No drive letter, cant initialize, I/O errors…is my SSD dead?

I have an SSD that is not recognized when I plug in via SATA. Tried all ports and swapped cables. It is now attached to an SSD to USB dongle Not recognized or mounted in windows 7 (dont ask :) ran ...
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SSD not detected during Windows installation (sanitized)

I sanitized my SSD (Intel 600p) with Parted Magic, everything was fine, then I initialized it, (gpt, ntfs) but when I want to install Windows, it does not detect the SSD, same thing in Diskpart. What ...
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BSOD - HDD Detected in BIOS but not in diskpart or by Win 10 install

As per the title - my neighbour has asked me to take a look at his laptop after a BSOD. Windows 10 Home won't boot, only option is to boot from USB and do a complete reinstall of Windows. However, ...
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Windows 10 corrupt boot sector - system will not boot

After replacing an SSD that failed to boot properly, I still have trouble. The new SSD is a Samsung EVO 860 500GB, running Win10 64. On booting, the error is: reboot and select proper boot device I ...
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Using powershell to run diskpart commands

Although there is a Get-Disk cmdlet in PowerShell, it is not recognized as a command in PowerShell 2.0 on Windows 7. So, I use the diskpart command with the following as an example: DiskPart List disk ...
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Can a disk with bad sectors be trusted after the bad sectors are fixed?

I had a Seagate Expansion 2TB(1,862.64514923095703125GiB) external HDD, about a week and half ago my computer freezes at random intervals, it becomes completely irresponsive to keyboard and mouse ...
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Unable to format laptop SSD because it's behaving as if it was read-only

I recently ran into some very strange behavior when trying to recover files and reinstall Windows 10 on a laptop. Essentially, I have an SSD in an MSI laptop with multiple partitions. I have recovered ...
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Is it safe to cancel diskpart format in progress?

I am currently formatting my external 1863 GiB HDD, because I had found out there were many bad sectors, however the numbers of the cylinders where the bad sectors are located change everytime I run a ...
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Repair Disk that is not showing up in diskpart

I have a new SSD NVME connected through USB. After a dd command (sudo dd if=/dev/nvme0n1 of=/dev/sdb bs=32M conv=sync,noerror status=progress) something went wrong. Now I can't see it through windows ...
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Can't partition Sandisk microsd card Endurance to 2 partitions

I have followed a couple of tutorial to partition my 128gb Sandisk endurance sd card to 2 distinct partition using diskpart with Windows 10. I manage to do all the steps but once I created the first ...
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No volume in dispart [duplicate]

I plugged Seagate 1 TB external hard disk into my computer and used Diskpart to check the detail information of disk. I can correctly select the USB drive. However, when I type detail disk in Diskpart,...
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Hard drive issues after setting to offline and disconnecting the hard drive

I used Disk Management to set my hard drive to offline (method). I shut my computer off then disconnected the SATA cable and PSU cable from the hard drive. I rebooted and used my computer for a few ...
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Diskpart cannot see volumes

I have an internal disk that is connected to my laptop via USB using a docking station. I am sure the hard disk contains volumes and the volumes are not corrupt. However, Windows 10 cannot read my ...
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PowerShell: Trying To Format USB Drive, Unable to Initialize as disk already Initialized, but unable to New-Partition as not Initialized [duplicate]

I'm trying to format/clean a usb drive that is not open-able. Ive tried multiple processes in Powershell and DiskPart, my main issued boil down to, be unable to do anything as the there is 'no media ...
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Unable to Format, Clean, Change Drive Letter of USB [duplicate]

I have a 16GB USB drive and have been using it along with DBAN to wipe some old PCs. Now when I plug it into my computer it does not show up in Windows Explorer. It appears in Disk Management however ...
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hard drive not detected in windows but in ubuntu it is detected

I have a problem with my hard drive . After I reinstalled my windows to Windows10 ,there is no sign of my internal hard drive in windows.(I have 128G SSD (2x64 GB RAID0) and 1TB SATA hard drive) There ...
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Can't boot in Windows 10 2004: black screen after dell logo

Yesterday everything was fine and I haven't change anything in the mean time, but this morning, my computer can't boot anymore. When booting, the dell logo is displayed and the dell line is loading, ...
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Restoring Partition Table and Files After Failed DISKPART Acrobatics [duplicate]

A friend of mine wanted to convert his MBR boot drive to GPT to use UEFI. He accessed DISKPART over the command prompt within the Windows installation environment using SHIFT + F10 and used clean then ...
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How to get list of files in partition?

I'm pretty sure partition 5 (33.86GB) and 6 (3.94GB) is dualbooted Ubuntu with the swap space. Now I don't know what partition 7 (22.75GB) contains, or whether or not it is safe to delete. I right-...
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Volumes splited in same disk

The follow image is an exercice to be implemented in 5 disks with Diskpart. My doubt is about volume "MIRROR27" (Q:) and volume "Simple" (Y:) both in disk 2.Both volumes are ...
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How to recover from a diskpart clean command

I have two hard drives and an ssd in my computer, I accidently ran clean on one of the hard drives. The disks were both dynamic and had a spanned partiton on it between them. I accidently ran the ...
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Windows C drive got mismatched

I just messed up things while installing Ubuntu Windows C drive (where all the Windows files are installed) has been mismatched. Actually, in the partition list (according to the image posted) ...
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Dell Inspiron fails to mount HDD caddy drive on startup

I changed my notebook disk drive for HDD using a HDD caddy. I use it as my "main" drive (everything I can, I save here, exepct Windows). When I turn my PC on, sometimes it fails to mount (...
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System Reserved partition has no volume and is hidden from disk management

Computer boots up on fourth or fifth attempt - error no boot device found The laptop is - A HP Notebook 15 with a AMD A8 processor. The hard disk replaced at birth (2016) with a Maxtor 480 Gig ...
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How can I recover data from “diskpart clean”?

I tried installing Windows to a partition on my Mac but because I'm stupid I accidentally followed an April Fools' tutorial which said that I need to type in clean into diskpart which deleted my whole ...
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Windows Install and Diskpart Failing To Interact With Drive

I am trying to install windows 10 on a laptop. The partitions are listed in the installer and installing on all of them fails as well as deleting them. They cannot be deleted or modified in diskpart ...
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Bootsect arguments result in nothing happening

I'm currently trying to create a bootable USB with Windows Server 2019 on it. I've used diskpart to clean and format my USB drive and create a new primary partition. After I mount the Windows Server ...
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Can't format pendrive whatever I do. It is not read only pendrive [duplicate]

This is a working pendrive. I can write on the main partition, delete from it. Everything possible can be done. Just can't format it. Formatting tools on OS other than Mac show format complete but ...
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Can't format pendrive whatever I do [duplicate]

I really need help. Even if you are not sure of the solution, please suggest something. I really need it. I formatted a pendrive in macOS using disk utility (GUID, macOS extended journaled). Then I ...
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Undo/Recover diskpart disk clean

Please someone help me. I just wanted to delete a particular partition but i accidentally run the "clean" command in diskpart. That cleaned all the files and partitions from my ssd including the os. ...
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Eject connected external hard drive using cmd

Is there any way to eject external hard drive safely which is currently connected to the pc only using cmd? I can only use cmd right now and GUI is out the question.
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Diskpart did not format or clean encrypted sdcard

i have 64 gb sandisk sdcard that was encrypted using Bitlocker trying to format it within windows 10 home but that dose not work due to leack ability of windows 10 home edition. then i moved my sdcard ...
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Remove EFI System Partition & Wipe Drive 0?

Some time ago, installed a bigger SSD (1 TB M.2) to act as my OS boot disk, cloning the original OS-sporting HD (256 GB) onto it and it works fine. Recently, I wanted to try out Linux and installed ...
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How do you create volume for a disk on diskpart for windows 10 so you can format the disk to fat32?

After cleaning Disk 2, I made a partition with diskpart to Disk 2 after cleaning it, I've tried to create a volume for that disk but none of my code attempts have worked for example, "create simple ...
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Disk volume keeps going offline after being brought online via Diskpart

So i'm having an exceptionally good time trying to fix my recovery partition. reagentc /info shows it as disabled. reagentc /enable returns The Windows RE image was not found. diskpart list vol ...
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Deleting EFI partition after removing dual-boot CentOS

I installed CentOS 8 yesterday alongside my Windows 10 installation, and I assigned the partitions manually, creating the following: / , /home, /swap, /boot/efi. Unfortunately, I didn't assign enough ...
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How can I restore my partition with data [duplicate]

While installing Windows 10 from the Repair Tools command prompt, I ran clean command by mistake on the whole disk, so it becomes a single 465GB partition. Previously, it contained four partitions. ...
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Which DISKPART volume do I select for MBR fix?

My Windows 10 system crashed on insertion of the power supply cable and now has alternating MBR and registry erros on reboot. I'm trying to fix the MBR on my 920 GB NVMe M.2 SSD. I've booted with ...
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Cannot alter disk partitions with any tool on brand new PNY SSD

I have a brand new PNY 120gb SSD with less than 2 days of runtime since I opened the box. It is running in a Dell E6520 laptop with a fresh copy of Windows 10 Professional 64 bit. I installed this ...
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I am unable to increase the size of my home partition

i have installed ubuntu on my ssd along with the windows i already had(dual boot). Now, i cant increase the size of my home partition more than the size i originally allocated in windows disk manager. ...
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How to increase partition size in ubuntu?

I have a ubuntu 14.04 virtual machine on Azure, with a OS disk of size 30 GB. When I increased the size of OS disk to 50 GB, the size of the partition(/dev/sda1) was not increased to 50 GB and it ...
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Can't format USB disk because volume is offline

I have a USB disk that has gotten bollixed up and for the life of me, I can not reformat it and get back to square one. I attempted to create an Acronis Survival Kit using a WD Elements 2TB USB disk....
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Windows 10 cannot clear readonly attribute from HDD

I have a 2TB WD Re hard drive that I was planning to use in a RAID 1 setup for data storage on my desktop, but I am unable to delete the existing partitions and reformat the drive. I'm running ...

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