Cannot manage partitions on external drive

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How do I delete partitions on an external hard drive? I have never tried to do this.
Thanks for any help.

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Aug 15, 2015 at 04:32 PM
Do windows and X again and had command prompt.

Type diskpart press enter

Type list disk

When you see the external disk listed then type select disk 1 (for example)

Then type clean press enter.

Go back to disk management and see if it's there. You will need to initialise the disk by clicking on it.
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Aug 16, 2015 at 06:34 PM
That worked.
Thanks so much for the help.
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Aug 13, 2015 at 06:26 PM
Hi
you can use Disk Management within Windows.

If you right click "Computer" and go to "Manage".

on the left-hand side select "Disk Management".

Select the partition you want to delete > Right click and away you go.

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Aug 15, 2015 at 03:54 PM
When I open disk management says connecting to virtual disk service,but never connects. I have windows 10 on HP 15 laptop. I am sure your advice would work if I could see the drive.
Thanks for the help
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Aug 15, 2015 at 06:01 PM
I am not sure what you mean by "do windows and X again and had command prompt."
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Aug 16, 2015 at 06:16 PM
Sorry,

I'm caught up in so many threads I thought you had Windows 8.

Click Start > Type CMD > Right click it and Run As Administrator

Type DISKPART press OK

type LIST DISK press OK

select your disk you want to partition and type SELECT DISK 0 (example)

type CLEAN and press OK

Go back to Disk Management (Start > type Disk Management)

you should see the disk in there and it should need initialising. This can be done by clicking on it.
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Aug 16, 2015 at 06:37 PM
Glad to help :)
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