How to test for and delete HPA on ssd and hdd

GKandRiven

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I have bought a second hand laptop with an ssd and a hard drive and I would like to test if they both have a HPA (host protected area) but by somehow in windows 10/command prompt as I cant access my boot disk "hirens boot cd" for some reason to do with a virtual memory problem when hirens loads, all I need to do is delete any HPA's if found so I know there are no "mischievous" programs in the dark.
 

USAFRet

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For the SSD, Secure Erase from the manufacturer.
For the HDD, DBAN.

Wipe them completely.
 

USAFRet

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Mar 16, 2013
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For the SSD, Secure Erase from the manufacturer.
For the HDD, DBAN.

Wipe them completely.
 

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