Unable to format a drive

  1. 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:
    Unable to format a drive-untitleda.png

    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.
      My Computer

  2. Posts : 2,790
    Linux Mint 20.1 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:
    Unable to format a drive-easybcd.png
      My Computer

  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    This worked without a hitch! Thank you! You are a gentleman and a scholar!
      My Computer

  4. Posts : 5,442
    windows 10 Pro ver 21H2 build 19044.1348

    Nice info to have.
    Thank you.
      My Computer


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