Forcefully Delete a Partition in Windows

Sometime windows disk management program doesn’t want to let you delete a partition. Here is an easy way to forcefully do it.

1. Go to DOS command line (click on “Start Menu”, then “Run”, type in “cmd” in textbox, and hit “OK”)

* Type in “DiskPart” in command line.
* Type in “list disk” in command line to show all disks in this machine.
* Use “select” to set the focus to the specified partition, for example “select disk 1?.
* Use “clean” command to remove GPT disk from the current in-focus disk by zeroing sectors.

2. Go back to Disk Management, you can the disk is “unallocated” now. Right click on disk info, choose “Initialize Disk”.

3. Repartition and Format

Thanks to Paul Gu

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