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Resetting a totally crashed Spectre SDD Drive

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The SDD on my Spectre went totally bad.  The boot files could not be restore using sophisticated backup.

I started to reinstall windows 10 and that will not install.  Seems to be that a partition also blew out.  

I only now have 2.

 

How do I wipe the entire SDD clean and reset all relevant partitions and then install windows 10?

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@mg2720 

The only proper way to reset an SSD is using the hardware Secure Erase function that is supplied by the SSD manufacturer.

 

I have done this on several different SSD brands (Crucial, SanDisk, Samsung) and in all cases, the process was the following:

1) Remove the SSD from the original PC

2) Connect the SSD to the working PC

3) Remove ALL the partitions from the SSD using a partitioning tool

4) Reboot the PC

5) Open the SSD vendor tool and select Secure Erase.  This generally takes a couple of minutes or less to run because it is done entirely in hardware.

 

I have no idea what brand your SSD is, but all the major SSD vendors supply their own utilities to do this.

 

Good Luck

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Thanks.

The SSD is with the HP.

Isn't there a utility I can just use to do this via a USB?  If not, there should be, and one would think that HP would have or provide it.

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