1.    28 Dec 2015 #1
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    Unable to format a drive

    I have 3 drives on my computer:

    My windows drive (SSD) on C:
    My Gaming drive (HDD) on D:
    My Extra space drive (HDD) on E:

    I can not format E:

    Here is my Disc management:
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    I have tried opening an Admin Command Prompt and typing:

    I wish to get rid of all files on E: so I can use it for raw videos.
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  2.    28 Dec 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
    Posts : 2,052
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64

    Your E: drive contains the Bootmgr and marked as active. You cannot format it until you move the bootmgr back to C:. Use Easy BCD to move it.
    Download: EasyBCD 2.2 - Neowin
    and follow the screen shot:
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  3.    29 Dec 2015 #3
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    This worked without a hitch! Thank you! You are a gentleman and a scholar!
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  4.    31 Dec 2015 #4
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4,779
    windows 10 Home threshold2

    Nice info to have.
    Thank you.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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