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Full format disk with EFI protected partition

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Disk management

  • Type disk management on start menu, or
  • Right-click computer manage > disk management
  • Open run window (Win + R), type diskmgmt.msc and press Enter.

Choose disk partition and click delete button. But for some EFI protected partitions, like this...

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Then you can use a command line to fully format your disk.


Open your command prompt or powershell as admin. And type diskpart

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So you can type list disk to list all available disks.

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Select the correct disk to format.

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So you can type clean to erase all disk.

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And now the disk is fully formated.

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