Windows 10: Can not format drive in partition

Discus and support Can not format drive in partition in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; Hi.I have recently added SSD in my laptop and I have installed Windows OS in it. Also, I have HDD, using it as second storage you can say, But HDD was... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by JayZ4, Nov 7, 2021.

  1. JayZ4 Win User

    Can not format drive in partition


    Hi.I have recently added SSD in my laptop and I have installed Windows OS in it. Also, I have HDD, using it as second storage you can say, But HDD was divided in two drive so I deleted one drive and tired to merge it into one. So, I formatted the whole HDD using CMD and it is showing unallocated. Now, I want to use it but its not happening as I can not use this space because it showing "Can not format drive".Please help me fix this.

    :)
     
    JayZ4, Nov 7, 2021
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  2. Fernandz Win User

    How To Format A Write Protected Flash Memory ?

    ¿You already tried this one?...

    Run CMD


    1. diskpart
    2. list disk

    Then in the 3º step, put the correct number of disk in the list for the usb flash (if it's listed in disk 3, then you'll have to write select disk 3).

    2. select disk #
    3. clean
    4. create partition primary
    5. select partition 1
    6. active
    7. format fs=fat32
    8. assign
    9. exit

    with that commands you will format the flash drive in fat32, if you have a large drive you can select also "format fs=ntfs" in step 7.

    good luck!
     
    Fernandz, Nov 7, 2021
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  3. Format an external Drive.

    Hello Roger,

    Thank you for posting your concern in Microsoft Community and welcome to the Windows 10 Family.

    I would suggest you to follow the below steps to format the drive you are referring to.

    • Right Click on Start menu and select Open Computer Management.

    • In the left pane, under Storage, click Disk Management.

    • Right-click the volume that you want to format, and then click Format.

    • To format the volume with the default settings, in the Format dialog box, click
      OK, and then click OK again.
    Note: You cannot format a disk or partition that is currently in use, including the partition that contains Windows.

    Hope it helps.

    Thank you.
     
    Sayan_Ghosh, Nov 7, 2021
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  4. W1zzard Win User

    Can not format drive in partition

    W7 Hard drive partition issue

    to get rid of that 100 meg windows partition that setup creates for you on a new install on a blank hdd:

    - press shift+f10 when on the partition management screen in setup <-- this opens a command prompt
    - diskpart <-- start the windows command line partition management tool
    - list disk <--- list the installed hdds in this computer for the next step
    - select disk 0 <- might have to replace 0 with the number of the correct disk
    - clean <-- this will erase all data on the disk you selected one step up- dont use the wrong disk!
    - create partition primary <- creates a primary partition taking up all space on the drive, adjust the command if necessary
    - exit, exit to exit diskpart and the command prompt
    - click refresh in partition manager and select your newly created partition and install to that
     
    W1zzard, Nov 7, 2021
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