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Diskpart clean all on a internal HDD, how to stop it properly

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#1 Chakawi


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Posted 05 October 2013 - 05:05 PM



I have this internal HDD that I was given, it's 1 TB, I was erasing the partitions and such to only have 1 big chunk. There was one that I could not delete, I think because it was OEM. I tried Diskpart clean all, but I think I just wanted to do diskpart clean.


This process will take very long, is there a way I can properly stop this task so I can simply initialise the disk and setup my partition? (I don't care about "securely erasing" the data that was there before, it's backed up / unwanted).


Thanks for any help!


(I hope I picked the correct forum for this, I'm running in a Win 7 machine)

Edited by hamluis, 05 October 2013 - 05:56 PM.

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#2 cryptodan


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Posted 05 October 2013 - 05:17 PM

I would recommend letting it complete, as there could be unforeseen issues with the drive. However, in the future I recommend using Disk Management to delete the partitions, and to format the drive.

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