Fully Format Drive in Windows

Formatting a drive in Windows is normally done through some version of Disk Management. However, sometime you will run into a hard drive or USB stick that has partitions that you cannot delete from the Disk Management tools. To fully format a drive in Windows 7/8/2008/2012, we need to launch the command line Run cmd.exe as an…

Format a FileVault 2 Drive

If you are trying to format a FileVault 2 drive, also known as “nuke and pave” on MacOS X 10.9 and you run into a volume that is protected with FileVault 2, you have two choices: turn off the encryption via FileVault and wait for that long process to complete, or use the diskutil command…