Knowledge BaseDelete GPT or EFI partition
W P Staff asked 6 years ago

How do i delete EFI partition? im trying to set up windows small business server backup and getting an error: the wizard cannot retrieve backup settings

1 Answers
W P Staff answered 6 years ago

Using the traditional GUI of Disk Management doesn’t give you the option to delete or reformat, so fire up the command line.

type DISKPART to enter the diskpart utility

at the prompt, enter list disk as below

DISKPART> list disk

take a look at the disk you want to reformat, and select it with the appropriate number, for example:

DISKPART> select disk 1

once selected, you can delete the GPT / EPI by the clean command:


once done, you can then proceed to format the disk the traditional way through disk management and selecting FAT32 or NTFS.

After its clean run the backup wizard and you’ll be able to successfully configure backup