Cleaning Drives Using Diskpart

Cleaning Drives Using Diskpart

When trying to create a data FuzeDrive preserving data and the error message "For transform data, only one drive may have a partition"
appears, this means you need to clean one of your drives.

IMPORTANT: The following steps will completely erase all data from the drive(s). Ensure you have backed up all important data before using the following commands.

Also ensure that you have selected the correct drive. You could unplug any drives that are not required for the installation if necessary to avoid confusion so that you only have the boot drive and the 2 drives you will use for your FuzeDrive connected.

If you have a disk that has been cloned with a tool like Macrium Reflect, diskpart will sometimes clean both the original disk and the cloned disk.  It's safest to unplug the cloned disk before proceeding.

STEP 1: Click the Windows Icon and enter "diskpart", then at the "DISKPART>" prompt, enter "list disk".

For the above example, we have three disks. Disk 0 and 2 have old data that can be deleted. Disk 1 is the boot drive. Disk 3 is a USB drive.

STEP 2: Identify the disks you wish to delete. You can use the Size column to differentiate if necessary, and enter "select disk <#>" then "detail disk" to show the drive description. Confirm the product ID at the top matches. Take special care to NOT accidentally select any other drives you may have left attached. It is highly recommended if you see multiple drives and you cannot clearly identify which disks have data that you do not wish to delete, that you shut down your machine and disconnect any drives you do not want to touch.

STEP 3: Enter "clean" to delete the partition tables and data.

For the example above, where disk 0 and 2 were the disks needed to be cleaned, you would enter:
DISKPART> select disk 0
DISKPART> detail disk
Compare the product ID and expected volume layout to ensure this is the correct disk, then enter:

DISKPART> select disk 2
DISKPART> detail disk
Compare the product ID and expected volume layout to ensure this is the correct disk, then enter:
Finally, enter:

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