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Resetting is for 3 hours and still 13%

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 Hi guys i just wanted to ask if its normal that its taking for almost 3 hours to wipe everything on my hp all in one pc, because im giving it away to my cousin and i want a fulll wipe out so i choose to erase everything and its taking so long and im stuck in 13% for like 3 hours now is this normal? will it take 24 hrs to resetting this pc ?

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You should NOT have done that. Why? Because resetting does not WIPE the drive; instead, all it does is reformat it, and anyone with a routine drive formatting tool can recover most, if not all, of the erased files.


Also, a reset should take 2-3 hours at  most, so one taking this one implies that the drive is failing, and in that case, it might never finish.

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