# get to an elevated (run as Admistrator) DOS command prompt to run diskpart

# be careful as the operation you choose will work on the current disk – select disk changes current – list disk shows current

diskpart> list disk

# select disk #

diskpart> select disk 1

# list disk will now show the selected disk

# online the disk if it is not already

diskpart> online disk

# double check – the disk you want to wipe out is the currently selected disk

diskpart> list disk

# issue the clean command – watch out this one will remove all partitions from the currently selected disk

diskpart> clean

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