wipe drive

Forum discussion tagged with wipe drive.
  1. K

    Question Laptop somehow removed windows/formatted SSD

    Hi, I think my Samsung 860 Evo 1TB has somehow been wiped by a laptop I put it in (to be specific, a HP 255 G3) To put some context behind this, I took it out of my desktop, to try it and install in that laptop, to see if another SSD for it would be worth buying; it worked fine (albeit the CPU...
  2. R

    Question Windows 10 randomly deleting files

    Hi there, I ran into some problems with my Windows 10 today, let me tell you how it happened first, I got a message from Windows that I was running low on space as I use 128GB NvME SSD, so I deleted some unimportant files and trashed the trash can, it was acting strange as it took the...
  3. S

    Question Recommend a external hard drive docking station to wipe drives

    I have decommissioned a Western Digital MyCloud EX4 and I need to wipe the 4 drives that lived in the NAS. I have a Sabrent SATA to USB connector and tried to wipe the drives from Ubuntu, but when viewing the drives with gdisk -l and lsusb, I could see a ton of errors, for some reason. I...
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    Question How do I properly wipe my HDD and SSD for my new motherboard installation?

    I am upgrading my pc from an intel cpu to a Ryzen cpu and have to also put in a new motherboard. I have read that when you put a new motherboard in you should reinstall windows. However every time I have fresh wiped my hard drive and ssd in the Windows settings it always has windows already...
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    Question Wipe an extra used Internal Hard Drive

    I recently was given a friends used full sized tower. It is a whole set up but the issue is, he does not know his windows 10 password. We tried to reinstall windows 10 to clean install through the log in options but it just stops the reinstall process at random times and then boots normally...
  6. ArchieB

    [SOLVED] Temporarily replacing SSD in PC with one to be wiped

    Hi, I currently have a PC with one SSD and one Hard Drive in. The operating system is on the SSD aswell as a few games. The rest is on the HDD. I have an SSD from my old computer that needs to be wiped before I sell the old PC, so I was planning on taking the HDD out my current PC, plugging in...
  7. K

    [SOLVED] installing new windows and a new start(clean wipe)

    So okay ,I'm finally gonna go from win7 to win 10 because i have like 10 years of junk accumulated on my PC. I have looked tutorials for installing and got everything but there us one thing i am not sure about. I want to delete everything from my hard drive, from tutorials i got that when i...
  8. Jeramielu

    [SOLVED] Seagate Harddrives wiped themselves

    Hey all, New user here. During a time machine backup from an 8TB Seagate HD to my 2017 imac it stalled. The Mac is now at the shop getting worked on and although that is an issue it isn’t the point of this post. I also had 2 external 8TB Seagate drives plugged into the computer as well. One...