Yesterday I restored my HP Omen laptop using the Restore option of Windows Recovery Environment.
Before doing that, I navigated through the menus of WinRE, just because I was curious.
I found that inside the "Use a device" option there were two strange entries: "Manjaro" and "Ubuntu" (you can see what I'm talking about in the pic below). These two entries lead nowhere, and when selected a message from UEFI appears, saying"The selected boot device failed. Press <Enter> to continue".
I remember that I installed (and then removed) the two Linux distros at least one year ago. They were installed in a "triple boot setup" alongside Windows 10, that was the main OS on my SSD, while Manjaro and Ubuntu were installed on the internal HDD.
Anyways, yesterday I didn't worry about these two entries because I was going to wipe all my data, but after the restore was complete, they were still there. So I started looking for a way to get rid of those two (harmless) entries.
I formatted both my drives with gparted, restored UEFI to default settings, re-flashed it... but nothing worked. So I tried by low level formatting both my SSD and HDD, but that didn't help either. They are still there. (Every formatting was followed by a fresh Windows installation from scratch).
Where in the world are those entries stored? I don't know what else I could wipe to get rid of them 😧
I don't know why SSD is shown in this menu, but HDD isn't. Maybe it's related to the fact that Ubuntu and Manjaro were installed on it and "took its place".
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