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    clean disk


    why do i receive this message when doing a diskpart clean why wont it work thank you
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    walleyeblugill said: View Post
    why do i receive this message when doing a diskpart clean why wont it work thank you
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    Because it would totally wipe the drive you are booted from. Not allowed on the booted drive, that's electronic suicide, so to speak.




    This operation deletes all data on the disk.

    • At a command prompt, type: Diskpart.exe.
    • At the DISKPART prompt, type: Select Disk 1.
    • At the DISKPART prompt, type: CLEAN ALL (The CLEAN ALL command removes all partition and volume information from the hard drive being focused on.)
    • At the DISKPART prompt, type: Exit.




    If your intention is to wipe it, it can be done from a booted Windows Rescue media or Install media.....or a booted Linux distro.
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    i want to clean the drive for unit exchange dont want to leave any personal stuff

    THANK YOU
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    walleyeblugill said: View Post
    i want to clean the drive for unit exchange dont want to leave any personal stuff

    THANK YOU
    You're welcome.
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    Another option is using reset:

    Reset Windows 10 | Tutorials


    Remove everything

    This is to reset Windows 10.
    Reinstalls Windows 10 and removes all your accounts and personal files.
    Removes apps and drivers you installed.
    Removes changes you made to settings.
    Removes any apps your PC manufacturer installed. (If your PC came with Windows 10, apps from your PC manufacturer will be reinstalled.)
    If you're planning to donate, recycle, or sell your PC, use this option and choose to fully clean the drive. This might take an hour or two, but it makes it harder for other people to recover files you've removed.
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    zbook said: View Post
    Another option is using reset:

    Reset Windows 10 | Tutorials


    Remove everything

    This is to reset Windows 10.
    Reinstalls Windows 10 and removes all your accounts and personal files.
    Removes apps and drivers you installed.
    Removes changes you made to settings.
    Removes any apps your PC manufacturer installed. (If your PC came with Windows 10, apps from your PC manufacturer will be reinstalled.)
    If you're planning to donate, recycle, or sell your PC, use this option and choose to fully clean the drive. This might take an hour or two, but it makes it harder for other people to recover files you've removed.
    May not be an option for the OP since he is returning the drive for an exchange, not donating a PC.
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    WHAT IS A booted Linux distro
    THANK YOU


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    WHY DONT THE DISKPART CLEAN WORK
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    walleyeblugill said: View Post
    WHAT IS A booted Linux distro
    THANK YOU


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    WHY DONT THE DISKPART CLEAN WORK
    THANK YOU
    7 Best Portable Linux Distro to Boot and Run from USB | Mashtips

    Much easier to use a Windows Rescue or Install Media, and get to the command line prompt in it and do the Diskpart. Particularly if you've never messed with Linux. I only mentioned it because others would have. You can make a bootable Install thumb/DVD using Media Creation Tool. Second choice here:

    Download Windows 10
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    hd


    What is the best tool to clean my HD everything
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    walleyeblugill said: View Post
    What is the best tool to clean my HD everything
    A Windows 10 installation USB flash drive created with the Media Creation Tool downloaded from Microsoft:
    Download Windows 10 Disc Image (ISO File)
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