Format external hdd with two operating systems


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       #1

    Format external hdd with two operating systems


    I have a hdd on a docking station that's connected to desktop via usb, and the hdd has two OS's on it (Windows 10 and Linux Mint). What's the best way to reformat the hdd completely? Thanks!
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    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    Open a Command Prompt with Admin privileges ("Run as Administrator") and run the following commands:

    Code:
    diskpart
    list disk
    select disk # <-replace # with the actual number for the USB hard drive
    clean <- this will erase the disk selected above, make sure it is the USB hard drive!
    convert gpt
    create part pri
    format fs=ntfs quick
    assign
    exit
    exit
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks for those nice, clear instructions, NavyLCDR. It worked great!
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  4. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
       #4

    Glad it worked for you!
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