Diskpart Delete Partition (Force, Override, delete system partition etc)

Diskpart delete disk can be done in cmd by clean all, what's more, diskpart can delete partition (recovery/system) too. Here are more about information related with diskpart delete volume command.

Caution: Diskpart delete partition/disk will remove all files on the disk, please backup files if necessary.

Before we move to the key part of this article, we would like to let you that delete disk or partition can be done under disk management easily.

Deleted wrong disk volume? Get help here -> Undo diskpart delete volume

How do I delete a disk or all partitions? -> Open disk management, right click the disk instead of the volume, and then click 'Delete'. (All data and partition scheme will be removed.)

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If a partition cannot be deleted in disk management, try diskpart to delete partition or disk.

How to delete partition/disk with diskpart and force delete?

Diskpart delete partition shall be in the following order

  • Start cmd in admin mode, and type 'diskpart'
  • type 'list disk'
  • type 'select disk *'
  • type 'list partition'
  • type 'select partition *'
  • type 'delete partition' (you may also try 'delete partition override' to force delete partition with diskpart cmd)

Video - how to delete partition using cmd

Diskpart delete partition VS delete disk

Diskpart delete disk shall be in the following order

  • Start cmd in admin mode, and type 'diskpart'
  • type 'list disk'
  • type 'select disk *'
  • type 'list partition'
  • type 'select partition *'
  • type 'delete partition override'

If there are more than 1 partition on your disk, you need to delete them one by one if you want to delete the whole disk information and partition scheme.

The difference between delete partition and delete disk is delete partition by diskpart can be done with 'delete partition' or 'delete partition overide', the later one is force delete partition, while delete disk needs to delete partition several times when the disk contains several partitions.

Diskpart delete partition override including efi system partition

Video - How To Delete All Partitions Disk/SSD Using Windows 10 including the system partition

To delete the EFI system partition, you just need to select it in diskpart cmd, and then use cmd 'delete partition override' and then it could be deleted. You may go back to disk management to check if the system partition efi volume was deleted.

Diskpart delete recovery partition

If you want to delete recovery partition in Windows 10/8/7, you may try the following steps. Here is also a video that shows the details.

  • Start cmd and type 'diskpart'
  • type 'list disk'
  • type 'select disk *'
  • type 'list part' or 'list partition'
  • type 'select partition *' or 'sel par *' (replace the * with the number of your system partition number)
  • type 'del par override' or 'delete partition override'

Video - how to delete recovery partition on Windows pc

Also read: diskpart clean to remove partition and data

Deleted wrong disk volume? Get help here -> Undo diskpart delete disk

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