On Windows 11, you can use the Check Disk (chkdsk) tool to scan and repair logical errors on a drive, but if the Task Manager continues to show one hundred percent active time on a drive, you’re still unable to access it, or you notice other problems, it could be a data corruption problem that you can resolve with DiskPart.
DiskPart is a command-line tool that allows you to manage drives on your computer. Usually, you would use the tool to set up a storage device, but if you’re having problems, you can use it to clean and repair the drive. Of course, assuming you are dealing with a logical problem, not a hardware issue.
This guide will teach you the easy steps to use DiskPart to revive a secondary hard drive on Windows 11.
Important: The instructions outlined below will delete any data on the drive. It’s assumed you have previously created a backup of the data you may need again.
Clean and repair drive with DiskPart on Windows 11
To erase and repair a hard drive on Windows 11 with DiskPart, use these steps:
Open Start on Windows 11.
Search for Command Prompt, right-click the top result, and select the Run as administrator option.
Type the following command to open Diskpart and press Enter:
Type the following command to determine the drive to format and press Enter:
Type the following command to select the storage and press Enter:
select disk 3
In the command, replace “3” with the number of the flash drive you want to use.
Type the following commands to delete everything from the hard drive with the problem and press Enter:
Type the following command to create a primary partition and press Enter:
create partition primary
Type the following command to select the new partition and press Enter:
select partition 1
Type the following command to make the selected partition active and press Enter:
Type the following command to make the hard drive bootable and press Enter:
format FS=NTFS quick
Type the following command to assign a volume and a drive letter for the drive and press Enter:
In the command, change “X” for any available letter you want to use.
Type the following command to quit the tool and press Enter:
Once you complete the steps, the drive will be erased, formatted, and mounted with the specified drive letter fixing the errors you may have experienced in the past.