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  1.    24 May 2016 #1
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    Secure Erase SSD Samsung


    I have a samsung SSD and a PNY SSD that I installed on my laptop. I get an error and fix complete when I boot up windows 10. I was told I should do a secure erase and reinstall windows 10. I have tired using samsung magician and make bootable USB but nothing happens. My Samsung SSD is my main drive c:/ with windows 10 on it. Any ideas or suggestions?
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  2.    24 May 2016 #2
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    Just restore using your backup image. That would put you at the point you made your last backup.
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  3.    24 May 2016 #3
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    Would like to do a complete fresh install of windows I get error when windows boots up... scanning and repairing drive.. my SSD is my main drive
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  4.    24 May 2016 #4
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  5.    24 May 2016 #5
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    I would only have the Samsung SSD hooked up when you do the install. Sometimes files get scattered when you have other HD or SSD hooked up.
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  6.    24 May 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
    will that secure erase my SSD drive? tried to send a picture but it wont let me
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  7.    24 May 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by stealth2920 View Post
    I would only have the Samsung SSD hooked up when you do the install. Sometimes files get scattered when you have other HD or SSD hooked up.
    so take the laptop apart again and take out second SSD drive?
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  8.    24 May 2016 #8
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    Try the clean install first. Sometimes it is not necessary to remove other drives if they don't have an OS on them but if it doesn't work properly then yes. A clean install will wipe the Samsung SSD and install like the current OS was never there.
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  9.    24 May 2016 #9
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    error I get is scanning and repairing drive (\\?\Volume{5ed628e8-b12f-4f35-be83-dad1a9e4a468}): 100% complete

    then it boots right into windows
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  10.    24 May 2016 #10
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    Just do a clean install as recommended above but hard to say how it will come out with that other SSD attached. Won't hurt to try. You don't have a backup image when it was working good?
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