UPDATE OCT 1 2019 – Everything is still completely accurate but if you want to know how to remove all stuck partitions and recreate a volume through command line CLICK HERE.


If you install a hard disk from an old PC into your current PC, you might find a few partitions cannot be deleted.  Fortunately it is very easy and fast to use a simple command line to remove the unwanted partitions:


  1. Bring up a CMD or PowerShell window (as an administrator)
  2. Type DISKPART and press enter
  3. Type LIST DISK and press enter
  4. Type SELECT DISK <n> and press enter
  5. Type LIST PARTITION and press enter
  6. Type SELECT PARTITION <n> and press enter
  7. Type DELETE PARTITION OVERRIDE and press enter
  8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 as many times as you need to remove unwanted partitions


kevin · December 19, 2023 at 7:11 pm

Sadly did not work for me, Diskpart says it completed but when I then go back and tell it to list partition? The partitions are still there. I have tried Diskpart, AOEMI partition manager, even tried Gparted in Linux but cannot wipe this SSD so if you have any ideas I’m game as I’m fresh out, I’ve tried Diskpart Clean, Clean all, Clean Partition, they all say succeeded but the partitions are still there, and SMART lists the drive as 100% Health so its not read only.

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