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Windows 8.1 2 SSD with windows need to delete one

  1. #1


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    Win 8.1

    Windows 8.1 2 SSD with windows need to delete one


    Hi

    I have a lenovo yoga 13 128gb and recently i bought an identical 128gb SSD from ebay (which also happen to come with windows and all the partition). I want to delete everything on the new SSD that i bought including its partition. I tried deleting the partition through disk management and it wont let me. it has windows installed on it so i think thats why i can delete it. can some one help me

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    as you can see in the picture above. i want to format disk 1 i want to delete everything on it and format it. so i can use it as a storage SSD

    some please help me

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  2. #2


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    From admin command prompt (Win+X->Command Prompt(admin)):
    1. diskpart
    2. select disk 1
    3. clean
    4. exit

    Open disk management and initialize it.
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  3. #3


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    Win 8.1


    i tried that and i get the following message :

    virtual disk service error:
    clean is not allowed on the disk containing the current boot, system. pagefile, crashdump or hibernation volume.

    i am not using disk 1 as my primary. so im not sure why i cant delete it
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  4. #4


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    I assume the disk you bought from EBAY is disk 0 and it came with Windows installed using UEFI style. Your disk 1 Windows was installed using MBR style. Access your BIOS and change it to boot from disk 0 using UEFI first.
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  5. #5


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    disk 0 is my old one that came with the computer it has the C drive.

    is any other way for me to delete everything from disk 1?
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  6. #6


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    OK, I see. From the screen shot, I see disk 1 was intialized as dynamic disk. From dispart command, try to convert it back to basic first:
    1. diskpart
    2. select disk 1
    3. convert basic
    4. select disk 1
    5. list partition
    6. select partition 1
    7. delete partition override
    8. repeat step 6 & 7 for partition 2, 3 etc...
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  7. #7


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    when i try to convert. i get another Errol message saying "The disk is not empty"
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  8. #8


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    Skip the convert and try from step 4-8.
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  9. #9


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    Win 8.1


    i am running into another error

    the operation is not supported by the object.
    the specified command or parameters are not supported on this system
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  10. #10


    San Jose - California
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    If you disconnect disk 1. Will the PC boot into Windows ?
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