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Best Answer iammykyl , 27 September 2020 - 07:45 PM

Good decision. Updated list, some changes, always look before ordering. > https://uk.pcpartpic...com/list/KLFT4n Go to the full post »


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At a later date you can sort through both of those folders, save only data files.   Do not save/transfer programs, reinstall them fresh; then you can delete those folders as everything else is of now use to the new system.

 

Next is to format the 1TB spinner, walk though > https://www.lifewire...d-drive-2626077

If you decide to do the standard (long) Format, it will take about 2  to 3 hours for your drive.


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Ok & thank you, i'll recheck the files & folders & leave the formatting running overnight here


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Well that's that completed.

 

I take it i just leave the other partitions on the 1TB drive as they currently are?

 

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The drive is no longer a Boot drive and the 3 small partitions contain no Date.

To regain all the space you need to delete all partitions and create a new one.

 

Right click the image partition on the 1TB D drive. 

From the dropdown menu > click delete > Click yes.

Perform the same steps on the remaining 3 partitions and the drive will appear as blank, unallocated space.

Right click in the blank space > from the drop down menu > select New Simple volume and follow the prompts, clicking Next at each screen.

Accept the displayed volume size for the whole drive.

Accept the drive letter assigned, (if Ok by you)

Type DATA for the lebel

leave all other fields at there defaults.

The final screen is a confirmation, just make sure you have the right drive then click finish.

Probably all done in about 20 seconds. 


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Sorry i had alot to do last night so i didn't get trying

 

When i right click on the partition it's not giving me the options you descrive, there is no delete amongst it

 

It's no big deal though, it's a big enough drive so the 10GB is a small drop on it

 

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This is a long discussion, but worth following. Been learning a lot from you guys.


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Looks like I was wrong, and the 1TB is still bootable. Disk manager is a bit limited; looks like it won't allow delete because there is a EFI partitions on that drive.   I don't want to leave that drive as a Boot option, just incase windows attempts to boot from that it, then everything would get messed up again.   Please permorm the following so I can get some info.

 

Press Windows+X to show the menu, and choose Command Prompt (Admin) in it.

Select Yes in the User Account Control window > click Yes

When the CMD window opens, > type Diskpart > press enter

at the flashing cursor. type  list disk > press enter

Take a screenshot.

 

In the CMD window > type exit > press enter> type exit (again) . press Enter.

 

upl9oad the screenshot. 


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Ok, slightly different screen with me, i had to use 'windows powershell' at the very start as i have no Command Prompt (admin)

 

I hope this is what you're looking

 

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Looks good.

Use CMD to delete partitions. Make sure the disk selected for cleaning is Disk 1.

 

Press Windows+X to show the menu, and choose Command Prompt (Admin) in it.

Select Yes in the User Account Control window > click Yes

When the CMD window opens, > type Diskpart > press enter

at the flashing cursor. type  list disk > press enter

type select disk 1 > press enter

(cmd will now show, (disk 1 is now the selected disk)

at the cursor > type clean  > press enter (you should then get the message DiskPart succeeded in cleaning the disk

exit CMD. 

 

Restart the computer. 


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Completed

 

I went to post a screenshot & this box came up, i selected 'cancel' as i didn't know which box to check

 

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On the initialize box, click OK the follow the prompts

 select New Simple volume and follow the prompts, clicking Next at each screen.

Accept the displayed volume size for the whole drive.

Accept the drive letter assigned, (if Ok by you)

Type DATA for the lebel

leave all other fields at there defaults.

when finished, restart


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Complete & restarted

 

 

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Great Job.

In post #144, you used Powershell to get to Diskpart, if you used it again to perform the 'clean' any issues?

 

I would like to see a screenshjot showing the USB attached SSD.

 

With the computer running, > plug in the SSD caddy, > use Diskpart to list disks and post a screenshot. 


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No issues found but i did not reformat after the 'clean'

 

E Drive ss.jpg E Drive Diskpart ss.jpg


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