Making an Active Partition Inactive using Diskpart

By | April 16, 2023
microsoft black logo

Last updated on April 16th, 2023 at 11:25 pm

Read Time:24 Second

If you are as stupid as me and manage to make a partition active that you shouldn’t have done, so long as you haven’t restarted the machine, there is a quick easy fix to put it right.

On the machine, do the following:

  • Go into a Command Prompt
  • Type “diskpart”
  • Type “list volume”
  • Type “select volume #” (# = the volume number that you wish to amend)
  • Type “inactive”

This will then make the partition inactive and everything can return to normal!

Click to rate this post!
[Total: 1 Average: 5]

Free Subscription

If you want to be notified when we post more quality guides like this one, sign up to our free subscription service and you will receive an email when a new post is live.

Join 564 other subscribers.

No need to worry, we will not be filling your inbox with spam and you can unsubscribe anytime you like.


Leave us a message...

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.