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Storage GPT Protective Partition - can't format

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by John McKavanagh, 12 Jun 2022.

  1. John McKavanagh

    John McKavanagh What's a Dremel?

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    Hi,
    Hoping you can help, my primary SSD failed boot and now I can't format it.
    I built a new primary boot using a spare SSD however this original SSD is showing in Disk Management as Healthy GPT Protective Partition.
    Any idea how I can format it?

    I tried diskpart clean but fails with an error.

    Motherboard - ASUS PRIME X570-P
    Problem SSD - WD_BLACK SN850 1 TB
    O/S - Windows 11 Home
     
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  2. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    What error does diskpart give?
     
  3. John McKavanagh

    John McKavanagh What's a Dremel?

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    Sorry for the delay wwas away with work; error is:

    DiskPart has encountered an error: The semaphore timeout period has expired.
    See the System Event Log for more information.
     
  4. John McKavanagh

    John McKavanagh What's a Dremel?

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    Sorry for the delay was away with work; error is:

    DiskPart has encountered an error: The semaphore timeout period has expired.
    See the System Event Log for more information.
     
  5. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Bit-Tech Cat.

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  6. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    That would suggest to me that your new Windows install is also fairly broken. What OS are you running?
     
  7. slimithy

    slimithy What's a Dremel?

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    Try minitool partition wizard (assuming you're on windows)
    It's a simple "right click and delete all partitions" to completely reset the drive.
    It's worked wonders for me over the years for problems like this.
     

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