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Formatting write protected SSD in cmd

  1. #1

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    Win 8.1

    Formatting write protected SSD in cmd


    I have to format my SSD in cmd, and have tried this command:

    "Attributes Disk Clear Readonly"

    This should usually work fine in most cases, but the message I get says it's not allowed.
    The SSD is my former boot-disk with Win 8 installed on it.

    Does anyone know a command or e sequence that will allow me to format the disk?

    - Carl -

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  2. #2

    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,846
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64

    From Admin command prompt, You can try diskpart:
    1. diskpart
    2. list disk
    3. select disk # ======> where # is the disk number. Make sure you select the correct #
    4. clean
    5. exit
    6. Open Disk management and right click on the disk # -> initialize
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