SSD format fail

grinius88

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So i just got a new Samsung 830 series ssd and installed it into my system, and it wasn't showing up under my computer. I i went to disk management and found it, and somehow i have managed to format it to CDFS -.-

I can't figure out how to fix this to save my life, any help would be much appreciated.


 

robertris2

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How did you fix it?
 
You may need to wipe it using DISKPART.

DISKPART is a command line tool (DOS).

Try this: Start/cmd in search/right click on cmd/choose run as admin/diskpart/list disk/select disk #(whatever one is the SSD)/clean

This should wipe the drive of all it's stuff (MBR/partitions/etc.)

I just glossed over the steps, you can google DISKPART to find a better list of it's commands, but I just tried what I listed, and it'll work.