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[Solved] Diskpart delete partition override not working

Posted on Apr 07, 2017 by Jean to Partition Manager

Diskpart delete partition override is used to remove hidden or protected partition, however, many people would encounter an error due to delete partition override not working. So, how are you going to resolve the issue? This page has found a troubleshooting method for you.

About delete partition override

Under Disk Management program, Windows users can easily delete a partition they don't need anymore. Besides, some of the higher-leveled members tend to directly remove the unwanted partition through command prompt with diskpart utility.

For example, type the command 'delete partition x:' and hit enter, then the selected partition is immediately removed. But only exclude those volumes that were hidden or system protected.

It turns out that delete partition command doesn't take effect on hidden partitions as well as protected partitions. At this moment, you must know another command, which is 'delete partition override'.

diskpart delete partition override

Delete partition override not working, how to solve?

As we explained, the command 'delete partition' simply permits you to delete data partitions, while 'delete partition override' comes to play its role when attempting to remove a hidden partition and a protected partition.

Unfortunately, many average users don't know such a command totally, meanwhile, the minor group who have some knowledge about how to use the command find difficulty in making full use of it, because after executing delete partition override, diskpart crashed now and then.

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Guide: how to delete a hidden partition with EaseUS Partition Master?

After the successful installation, launch the program. On the disk map, your hidden partition will be presented as * without assigning a drive letter to it.

Step 1. Right-click on the hidden partition and select "Delete partition".

choose delete partition to fix delete partition override not working

Step 2. A mini windows will prompt you to confirm the deletion. Click "OK".

click ok to delete hidden partition to fix delete partition override not working

Step 3. Click "Apply" after returning to the main interface.

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