Forum discussion tagged with wipe.
  1. glarrrgh

    Question Dell bricked my HD with the bios wipe function

    Hi. I have a dell precision 3620 that i pulled out of the garbage somewhere. It is working fine, but I wanted a fresh experience. So I reset the bios and clicked the "wipe internal disks on reboot" function. It started up, and the progress bar moved along. But after about a minute or so, it...
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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...
  3. 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...
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    [SOLVED] MSI Laptop fails to boot to windows after Shut down on System freeze

    Hello Everyone, I only write this because my google research didn’t turn up my specific request and/or problem. I am new to the whole forum thing, so please be tolerant with me, if I don’t respect some guidelines. I try to give you as many informations as I can think of. MY PROBLEM After shut...
  5. J

    [SOLVED] WD 10EZEX that wont format

    my 5 year old WD HDD 1TB 7200RPM won't format since I tried to repartition the drive. After a while when I try to format it comes back with a 206 error code I tried with both Win10 disk format and with my AOMEI SW and neither can get this done. Is there any way to completely wipe the disk...
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    [SOLVED] How to prevent hard reset Chrome OS?

    My chromebook has been reset several times, nice joke :) . How to prevent this?
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    [SOLVED] Should I buy this CPU on eBay?

    I'm very paranoid about buying things on eBay especially now that so much money is involved. I've been stuck wondering whether I could trust this seller... what do you think? Link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/123600179705
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    VRM heatsinks on Gigabyte AX370 Gaming K7 enough with CLC?

    Hey guys, I'm running a Ryzen 1600 and want to add a CLC I already have, Thermaltake Water 3.0 240mm, with a wicked OC. Great cooler btw. Since the stock cooler will be removed, along with the downdraft air flow, will the VRMs be cooled enough? The heatsinks don't look beefy enough? In the...
  9. J

    Will R7 250x run good on chinese 500w psu?

    Hi, today i bought a Msi R7 250x 1gb gddr5.I saw it has a 1x6 pin connector and my chinese psu has two four pin vga connectors ( forgot to mention it's power is around 450W to 500W, idk exactly but i know it is around there.I searched the internet and I saw an adapter form two four pin...
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    Newbie Building A Gaming PC for 13 y/o daughter

    I’m pulling my hair out over what decisions to make as I try to save money modifying my daughter’s existing PC. I am on a super tight budget. She has an Acer Aspire X1930 that I have already modified a bit b/c it crashed last year. Current Specs: Motherboard: Intel H61 Express Chipset...
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    i7 3770, cpu usage 100%

    Hello, i have switched to i7 3770, dh61ww motherboard, i have installed Zotac NVIDIA GT 730 4 GB DDR3 Graphics card, 8 gb ram, 1 tb hard disk, but even if i'm playing a video on youtube, sometimes the usage cpu goes to 100%, not sure whats causing the bottleneck here.. And will switching to SDD...
  12. K

    Leave pc on first time setup.

    I want to leave a pc, which I clean installed windows 7 on with drivers and stuff, on a setup, so like the first time setup keeping the files already in it. Is this possible?
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    Asus all in one factory reset

    I bought an asus all in one computer with Windows 7 professional off a guy who was selling it. When I turned it on it has a password and I can't do anything with it won't even let me factory reset it without the password. Is there anything I can do about it? Please help.
  14. Z

    cant access 2nd hdd on laptop

    I put 2nd hd in laptop.Bios see it,i see it in disc management but not in my computer.
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    How do i get my graphics card working???

    Hello. I am a having trouble with installing my graphics card in a computer desktop. My dad had a desktop and gave it to me. I wiped out all the data and i just want to play video games and stream the web with it. The desktop is an HP p7-1227c. The graphics card i bought is the Gigabyte Radeon...
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    Opinions on areas to upgrade within my system.

    So I am looking to upgrade my PC in January around the time of the Kabylake launch. I was curious to see how users feel that my PC will stand against the newer titles. Specification list: CPU: Intel core i5 4690k 3.5Ghz CPU Cooler: Hyper 212 Evo CPU cooler. GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 970 GAMING...
  17. Andreas Mellis

    Tips on overclocking an old Q9450 on an Asus P5Q-Deluxe MOBO.

    Hello everyone, i had bought this CPU a couple of years ago and i never overclocked it mainly cause i was afraid of frying the chip, even if you really have to try in order to mess it up. Anyway, i'll be upgrading my PC in a few weeks so might as well try to OC it, maybe i can get a Z170 with an...
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    A question regarding multiple hard drive systems

    While I myself have a system running on a 2 TB SATA and one 240 GB SSD, lately I'm seeing builds with 4 or even more HDDs in a single system. I came across a build where 5 HDDs were used. A-Data premier SP550 120 GB SSD. Two samsung 850 EVOs, one 250 GB and one 500 GB. One WD red 3TB 3.5''...
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    Burning of Neutral pin on PC power cable

    A month ago I bought a new G-card, Nvidia GT730 2GB DDR5. It had the min power requirement at 300W and my PSU was rated at 450W so I assumed it to be compatible. I installed the card onto a PCI-E 2.0 slot. I started playing Counter Strike Global Offensive. Thats the only game I play. A few...
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    6th gen intel processor compatible PSUs

    I'm planing to build a skylake desktop and I was wondering if I have to worry about getting a 6th gen intel processor compatible PSUs. I noticed some PSU advertise that they're "Engineered to support 6th generation and Skylake C6/C7 sleep states". Is this just marketing mumbo jumbo or does this...