Windows 10: Used the "clean" command in DiskPart by mistake

Discus and support Used the "clean" command in DiskPart by mistake in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; I'm in a pickle and need somebody to help me. While removing some unnecessary partitions in HDD, I accidentally ran "clean" command instead of using... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/Melodic-Ad6953, Feb 28, 2021.

  1. Used the "clean" command in DiskPart by mistake


    I'm in a pickle and need somebody to help me.

    While removing some unnecessary partitions in HDD, I accidentally ran "clean" command instead of using "delete partition" command in DiskPart. Right after that, I also ran "create partition primary" command. But fortunately, I didn't format it.

    To recover the accidentally removed partitions, I used some recovery programs like "TestDisk, MiniTool and R-Studio". Maybe because I created the new partition, the programs found only those partitions with strange file systems such as "Linux, FAT16", without being able to recognize the partitions I was trying to recover.

    The HDD is MBR 2TB disk and the partition to recover has NTFS file system.

    Is there any method to recover the partition as it was?

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    /u/Melodic-Ad6953, Feb 28, 2021
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  2. DISKPART CLEAN

    Hello

    I'm Peter F independent Advisor

    You will get this error when you are using diskpart clean command on system disk. The system disk contains the Windows operating system files and other critical files, if you are allowed to clean the system disk, all the data and partitions will be gone. That
    will result in a lot of errors and chaos. Meanwhile, the delete volume is greyed out in Disk Management. In this case, the new SSD drive may be regarded as the system disk due to the system files, etc.

    Using Windows installation disc to clean

    If you have the Windows installation disc, you can follow these steps to solve clean is not allowed issue in Windows 7/8/10:

    1. Insert the Windows installation disc, then boot from it.

    2. Click Repair your computer> Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Command Prompt.

    3. Then input the diskpart commands to clean hard disk:

    diskpart

    list disk

    select disk [disknumber]

    clean

    Diskpart Clean

    Then you could create a new partition on the drive to solve this problem.

    Reference

    https://www.disk-partition.com/articles/virtual...

    This is a non-Microsoft website. The page appears to be providing accurate, safe information. Watch out for ads on the site that may advertise products frequently classified as a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Products). Thoroughly research any product advertised
    on the site before you decide to download and install it.

    I hope it helps
     
    Pedro V Flores, Feb 28, 2021
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  3. W1zzard Win User
    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, Feb 28, 2021
    #3
  4. Bree Win User

    Used the "clean" command in DiskPart by mistake

    clean possibly infected flash drives and CD-RWs

    Your steps in post #1 should work for 99% of viruses that may be on a usb flash drive. However, there are a very few viruses that can infect the MBR of a drive. I would use Diskpart from a command prompt (Admin) to clean them. In the command prompt type DISKPART then, at the Diskpart prompt use the commands:

    LIST DISKnote the disk number of the usb and use it in place of # in the command:SELECT DISK #
    CLEAN
    CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY

    After this you will have cleaned the partition table from the usb and created a partition using the whole of the the available space. You can then format this partition in File Explorer.


    For a CD-RW, if you right-click on it in File Explorer there is an Erase option.
     
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