Tuesday 21 Feb 2023


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I had to reformat an SSD but was not able to. It was previously used as a boot drive in another laptop, and included Windows repair partitions, which caused it to be locked. Simply formatting through "Computer Management" did not work. After a little research, I found these commands to unlock the disk and format. Run these (administrator mode) in command prompt.

//Open the application://


//Lsit the attached disks on your system://

list disk

//Find your disk, and using the number select the disk://

select disk 1
create partition primary
format fs=ntfs

And as if by magic you have a fresh partitiain. I was using this to wipe the drive using Bleachbit (writing zeros) and I run the Trim command on Windows Disk Defragment.

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