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  1. AddRAM's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Buy a new SSD

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    Throw that hard drive as far away as you possibly can
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  2. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro

    bobkn said:
    I have never seen anything like it. If I booted from the installation medium, I have always been able to delete all partitions on the target drive.

    Sorry that I can offer no useful advice.
    That can happen when the hard drive, or at least the controller board has failed. All of the diagnostics and symptoms so far indicate it has failed. Time to move on.
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  3. AddRAM's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Ya, it`s a 7 year old laptop, no surprise the drive is dead.

    And it "suddenly" stopped working 5 months ago.

    You can see if the laptop still functions if you run a live Link distro, using the cd drive or a usb stick.
    Last edited by AddRAM; 1 Week Ago at 20:18.
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