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Reformatting an old boot drive - can't delete partitions?


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Maybe I am just getting rusty since the last time I did desktop support was in 2014, but anyway here's the problem.

 

I forgot that my Crucial 1TB 2.5" SSD was a W10 boot drive prior, so now using it as a storage drive in my new W11 box, I see where I can delete the main partition, but not where I can delete the others that Windows always makes. I feel like I am missing something obvious here. I can delete and reformat E: all I want, but can't seem to do anything with the recovery or EFI partition. I want it to just be one big disk like Disk 2. Disk 1 on here is my main m.2 drive with W11 installed on it. I don't need the Crucial drive to be a boot disk anymore.

 

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try something with a little more horsepower, like acronis

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17 minutes ago, Cerberus said:

try something with a little more horsepower, like acronis

Do I have to buy it?

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i'm pretty sure when i tried it out, the free trial did everything i asked of it

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11 minutes ago, Cerberus said:

i'm pretty sure when i tried it out, the free trial did everything i asked of it

Will check that out then, thank you for the suggestion.

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CMD as admin -> diskpart -> list disk -> select disk <disk number> -> clean all

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15 minutes ago, The Pook said:

CMD as admin -> diskpart -> list disk -> select disk <disk number> -> clean all

Exactly what I needed, thanks Pook.

 

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