Question Need help ASAP. How to delete a partition that has Windows 10 OS on it?

j0hnvher

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I’m trying to clean install Windows since I’m having BSOD’s and I’m pretty sure that my computer has viruses and kept me from uldating Windows.

Should i install Windows in my HDD and run the setup again to delete my SSD? Or should i install Windows on my HDD and format my SSD through Windows?

Need help ASAP as im stuck on Windows Setup
 

j0hnvher

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I’m trying to clean install Windows since I’m having BSOD’s and I’m pretty sure that my computer has viruses and kept me from uldating Windows.

Should i install Windows in my HDD and run the setup again to delete my SSD? Or should i install Windows on my HDD and format my SSD through Windows?

Need help ASAP as im stuck on Windows Setup
I can’t delete my SSD partitions.
 

Colif

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whats stopping you deleting them?

Boot from installer

On screen after language choice, pick repair pc, not install

Pick troubleshoot

Pick advanced

Pick Command Prompt

Type diskpart and press enter

Type list disk and press enter

This will show the list of drives currently attached to PC, make note of the drive number of the drive you want to wipe

If Disk 1 is the drive you want to clear, type select 1) and press enter. A message will confirm it is selected

Warning: Diskpart Erase/Clean will permanently erase/destroy all data on the selected drive. Please be certain that you are erasing the correct disk.

Once you sure its right disk, type Clean and press enter

The Command Prompt window will display the message "DiskPart succeeded in cleaning the disk". Close out of the Command Prompt window by clicking the red X in the upper right hand corner.
 

USAFRet

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I’m trying to clean install Windows since I’m having BSOD’s and I’m pretty sure that my computer has viruses and kept me from uldating Windows.

Should i install Windows in my HDD and run the setup again to delete my SSD? Or should i install Windows on my HDD and format my SSD through Windows?

Need help ASAP as im stuck on Windows Setup
Disconnect all other drives.
You boot from a freshly created USB.
In the OS install process, you DELETE all existing partitions.

 

j0hnvher

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whats stopping you deleting them?

Boot from installer

On screen after language choice, pick repair pc, not install

Pick troubleshoot

Pick advanced

Pick Command Prompt

Type diskpart and press enter

Type list disk and press enter

This will show the list of drives currently attached to PC, make note of the drive number of the drive you want to wipe

If Disk 1 is the drive you want to clear, type select 1) and press enter. A message will confirm it is selected

Warning: Diskpart Erase/Clean will permanently erase/destroy all data on the selected drive. Please be certain that you are erasing the correct disk.

Once you sure its right disk, type Clean and press enter

The Command Prompt window will display the message "DiskPart succeeded in cleaning the disk". Close out of the Command Prompt window by clicking the red X in the upper right hand corner.
Did it and my SSD still can't be cleaned and erased. I did everything on the internet and still nothing. I'm opting to buy a new SSD. I downloaded Windows on my HDD for now until my new SSD comes.
 

j0hnvher

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Disconnect all other drives.
You boot from a freshly created USB.
In the OS install process, you DELETE all existing partitions.

I did that but my SSD refused to be erased.
 

dwd999

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I did that but my SSD refused to be erased.
Boot from a usb containing a real partitioning tool like Gparted. See if you can delete the old partitions so all the space is unallocated. Also check that the ssd has a GPT partition identifier which is necessary for Windows 10 Secure Boot. If successful the ssd will now be prepared for a Windows 10 install.
 

j0hnvher

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Does ssd still work? it sounds like its pretty dead to me.

looks like installing on HDD is best option while you wait.
SSD still works and can be seen from Disk Management. It just can't be formatted or erased. I think a virus is preventing me from erasing all the partitions.
 

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