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  1. yahanna's Avatar
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    HELP - Idiot Msft Tech Fudged Up My PC


    Some idiot tech at msft fudged up my PC over an issue I was having. I couldn't boot to my desktop after that. So I inserted my installation disk to install a fresh new copy. For some reason I got an error saying, "we couldn't create a new partition. Error: 0xe6774cc0." To correct this, I entered the following commands from a youtube video in command prompt:

    -Diskpart
    -List disk
    -Select disk x
    -Clean

    After that I got a bunch of drives created which was weird... see image. How do I delete all these drives and just install a fresh new copy of win 10?

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  2. Bree's Avatar
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    yahanna said:
    How do I delete all these drives and just install a fresh new copy of win 10?
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    Simple, when you get to the screen above, click on 'Drive 0 Partition 1' to select it then click 'Delete' below the list of partitions. Repeat for 'Drive 0 Partition 2' and 'Drive 0 Partition 3'. Then the whole drive will become a single unallocated space. Click on this unallocated space to select it and install windows there.

    PS: the quality of 'advice' available on YouTube is 'variable' at best, you're better off asking here.
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  3. Clintlgm's Avatar
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    You have the standard partitions for installing UEFI. if you want you could run diskpart again Shift +F10 will bring up a command Prompt. and use the "clean all" command that will leave you with a RAW unallocated space disk/SSD then let the windows install create all the needed partitions.

    I usually will run after the Clean All command then run convert to GPT. that will help your install recognize that your installing in UEFI and prevent you from accidentally installing in legacy MBR/BIOS
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  4. Brightblessings's Avatar
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    Bree said:
    PS: the quality of 'advice' available on YouTube is 'variable' at best, you're better off asking here.
    Diplomatic way of saying things you have. lol
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  6. cereberus's Avatar
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    Clintlgm said:
    You have the standard partitions for installing UEFI. if you want you could run diskpart again Shift +F10 will bring up a command Prompt. and use the "clean all" command that will leave you with a RAW unallocated space disk/SSD then let the windows install create all the needed partitions.

    I usually will run after the Clean All command then run convert to GPT. that will help your install recognize that your installing in UEFI and prevent you from accidentally installing in legacy MBR/BIOS
    You only need to use "clean" rather than "clean all".

    "clean all" does a full security wipe of drive ie writing 1s and 0s to whole drive so old data on drive cannot be recovered, and this can take a very long time e.g. multiple hours depending on size and type of drive.

    This option is only needed if a user intends to sell or give away the pc and wants to be sure any data recovery is impossible.

    The simple "clean" command is perfectly adequate in vast majority of cases.
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  7. spunk's Avatar
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    Once you have run the Clean command, boot into the Windows installer, choose your Language, then Custom Install. In Where to Install Windows, If your Drive is all Unallocated Space, then highlight it and go Next. Windows will create partitions and Format them during the install.
    Be aware those partitions will include 1x 500MB System Partition and 1x Recovery Partition as well as the main Partition for Windows. The Recovery Partition is used if you decide to use any of the Windows 10 Recovery tools in the future.
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  8. JMedlock83's Avatar
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    @yahanna

    I'm not sure if you have other drives connected, but if you do, then disconnect the SATA cables from the extra drives, then restart your PC and go back in and try it again.
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  9. Clintlgm's Avatar
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    cereberus said:
    You only need to use "clean" rather than "clean all".

    "clean all" does a full security wipe of drive ie writing 1s and 0s to whole drive so old data on drive cannot be recovered, and this can take a very long time e.g. multiple hours depending on size and type of drive.

    This option is only needed if a user intends to sell or give away the pc and wants to be sure any data recovery is impossible.

    The simple "clean" command is perfectly adequate in vast majority of cases.
    I agree I saw that he had run the clean command and still ended up with partition??? so that was the point of my suggesting the Clean All to ensure whatever cause the partition to remain after a clean command didn't do it again? I did not know that Clean All did a 0 write to every sector I'll be more careful with recommending that tool in the future. Thanks for the correction.
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  10. yahanna's Avatar
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    Clintlgm said:
    I usually will run after the Clean All command then run convert to GPT. that will help your install recognize that your installing in UEFI and prevent you from accidentally installing in legacy MBR/BIOS
    Hi.. So I already deleted all the other unneeded drives and am left with "Drive 0 Unallocated Space". I now have 2 questions.

    1) What are the exact commands to run 'clean all' for this drive?

    2) What are the exact steps to make sure I'm installing this drive as UEFI? I need detailed steps. Thanks.

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