• Format a partioned HP laptop drive

    From jimmy@21:1/5 to All on Fri Apr 1 18:14:44 2022
    I bought a 1tb sata drive on ebay which came from new hp laptops but the
    drive is split into 4 partitions a main 931gb 2 x recovery and another EFI
    one but I can only delete the main partition.

    Everything is greyed out on the other 3 and all you get is help

    I am using win7 and this is in disk management any idea how to wipe the
    drive clean?

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  • From jimmy@21:1/5 to All on Fri Apr 1 18:24:45 2022
    "jimmy" wrote in message news:t27bu3$1cv9$1@gioia.aioe.org...

    I bought a 1tb sata drive on ebay which came from new hp laptops but the
    drive is split into 4 partitions a main 931gb 2 x recovery and another EFI
    one but I can only delete the main partition.

    Everything is greyed out on the other 3 and all you get is help

    I am using win7 and this is in disk management any idea how to wipe the
    drive clean?

    I sussed it!

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  • From Jaimie Vandenbergh@21:1/5 to jimmy on Fri Apr 1 17:33:20 2022
    On 1 Apr 2022 at 18:14:44 BST, ""jimmy"" <GERRY@BARLYMCGREW.COM> wrote:

    I bought a 1tb sata drive on ebay which came from new hp laptops but the drive is split into 4 partitions a main 931gb 2 x recovery and another EFI one but I can only delete the main partition.

    Everything is greyed out on the other 3 and all you get is help

    I am using win7 and this is in disk management any idea how to wipe the
    drive clean?

    Does win7 have diskpart?

    https://www.windowscentral.com/how-clean-and-format-storage-drive-using-diskpart-windows-10

    Cheers - Jaimie
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  • From Jaimie Vandenbergh@21:1/5 to jaimie@usually.sessile.org on Fri Apr 1 19:47:00 2022
    On 1 Apr 2022 at 18:33:20 BST, "Jaimie Vandenbergh" <jaimie@usually.sessile.org> wrote:

    On 1 Apr 2022 at 18:14:44 BST, ""jimmy"" <GERRY@BARLYMCGREW.COM> wrote:

    I bought a 1tb sata drive on ebay which came from new hp laptops but the
    drive is split into 4 partitions a main 931gb 2 x recovery and another EFI >> one but I can only delete the main partition.

    Everything is greyed out on the other 3 and all you get is help

    I am using win7 and this is in disk management any idea how to wipe the
    drive clean?

    Does win7 have diskpart?

    https://www.windowscentral.com/how-clean-and-format-storage-drive-using-diskpart-windows-10

    Cheers - Jaimie

    Oh Usenet lag :D

    Cheers - Jaimie
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  • From wasbit@21:1/5 to jimmy on Sat Apr 2 09:45:21 2022
    "jimmy" <GERRY@BARLYMCGREW.COM> wrote in message news:t27cgs$1lr2$1@gioia.aioe.org...


    "jimmy" wrote in message news:t27bu3$1cv9$1@gioia.aioe.org...
    I bought a 1tb sata drive on ebay which came from new hp laptops but the drive is split into 4 partitions a main 931gb 2 x recovery and another EFI one but I can only delete the main partition.

    Everything is greyed out on the other 3 and all you get is help

    I am using win7 and this is in disk management any idea how to wipe the
    drive clean?

    I sussed it!



    How ?

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  • From jimmy@21:1/5 to jimmy on Tue Apr 5 19:06:36 2022
    "wasbit" wrote in message news:t292f4$mhn$1@dont-email.me...

    "jimmy" <GERRY@BARLYMCGREW.COM> wrote in message news:t27cgs$1lr2$1@gioia.aioe.org...


    "jimmy" wrote in message news:t27bu3$1cv9$1@gioia.aioe.org...
    I bought a 1tb sata drive on ebay which came from new hp laptops but the drive is split into 4 partitions a main 931gb 2 x recovery and another EFI one but I can only delete the main partition.

    Everything is greyed out on the other 3 and all you get is help

    I am using win7 and this is in disk management any idea how to wipe the
    drive clean?

    I sussed it!



    How ?

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    wasbit

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    CMD in ADMIN mode
    DISKPART
    LIST DISKS
    SELECT DISK x (x=DISK YOU WANT TO CLEAN)
    CLEAN ALL

    WAIT 3 HOURS WHERE NOTHING APPEARS TO BE HAPPENING (320GB PER HOUR)
    Disk now clean ready to be set up in DISK MANAGEMENT

    NEW LAPTOP DRIVES 1TB 18 INCL POST AND WHEN I CHECKED SURE ENOUGH ONLY 2
    HRS USE

    Nice wee bargain WD BLUE SATA III

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  • From wasbit@21:1/5 to jimmy on Wed Apr 6 09:35:22 2022
    "jimmy" <GERRY@BARLYMCGREW.COM> wrote in message news:t2i0fk$ljc$1@gioia.aioe.org...
    "wasbit" wrote in message news:t292f4$mhn$1@dont-email.me...

    "jimmy" <GERRY@BARLYMCGREW.COM> wrote in message news:t27cgs$1lr2$1@gioia.aioe.org...


    "jimmy" wrote in message news:t27bu3$1cv9$1@gioia.aioe.org...
    I bought a 1tb sata drive on ebay which came from new hp laptops but the
    drive is split into 4 partitions a main 931gb 2 x recovery and another
    EFI one but I can only delete the main partition.

    Everything is greyed out on the other 3 and all you get is help

    I am using win7 and this is in disk management any idea how to wipe the
    drive clean?

    I sussed it!


    CMD in ADMIN mode
    DISKPART
    LIST DISKS
    SELECT DISK x (x=DISK YOU WANT TO CLEAN)
    CLEAN ALL

    WAIT 3 HOURS WHERE NOTHING APPEARS TO BE HAPPENING (320GB PER HOUR)
    Disk now clean ready to be set up in DISK MANAGEMENT


    Thanks.

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    Regards
    wasbit

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