Bee Link U55

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  1. Posts : 9
    Win 10
       #1

    Bee Link U55


    My Beelink U55 mini pc had developed the when it crashes after a few minutes, there is only 4GB space left.

    Trying to reinstall Windows 10, I get to the partitions page and it will not allow me to delete any of the partitions. Booting the unit to the command line and using Diskpart, will still not allow me to delete any of the partitions.

    So in a way, it's bricked.

    I would be grateful for any suggestions or advice.
    Thanks for reading.
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  2. Posts : 4,086
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
       #2

    First of all, find out if it is a Legacy-MBR or EFI-GPT
    Boot from the installation drive and launch a CMD window (Shift+F10) and type:
    diskpart
    list disk (see if you have a * on the GPT column and take note the drive number)
    select disk n (replace n with the drive number found above)
    List part (take not the partitions names on the drive)
    Exit

    Post the results here (Legacy-MBR or EFI-GPT and partitions names)
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  3. Posts : 9
    Win 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thank you very much for your response. This problem is driving me crazy

    Bee Link U55-rebuild-1.jpg
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  4. Posts : 4,086
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
       #4

    Where are the partitions names?
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  5. Posts : 1,564
    11, 10, 8.1 and 7 all Professional versions, and Linux Mint
       #5

    Vidi
    I recommend to you, that you continue here and reply to my colleague Megahertz with the partition information.

    This I am sure is the way forward. Starting the other thread on a WinPE flash pen problem on the same computer the U55
    is IMHO diverting you away from the problem of not being able to clean the drive - delete the partitions.
    USB Key Drives Zapped !!!

    - - - Updated - - -

    Megahertz
    I will of course stand corrected , but I never remember seeing - as in the image on post 5
    X: \Windows\System32>wpeinit
    when booted from the installation media

    I think it is being booted from a WinPE setup and NOT from the installation media for 10
    Whether that is the cause of the stated inability to delete the partitions I have no idea.
    I suspect WinPE is being used to boot and the attempted reinstall is via the WinPE from a installation already saved on the internal drive, as against booting directly from the Windows 10 install media
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  6. Posts : 9
    Win 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    I have now obtained some new USB sticks and created a WinPE using Rufus.

    I can select the partitions, but it will not allow them to be deleted.


    Bee Link U55-system-partions.jpg

    I have since prepared a USB with installation media, the Win 10 licence entered, but sadly no change.
    Last edited by Vidi; 18 Mar 2021 at 10:05. Reason: Additional Info
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  7. Posts : 1,564
    11, 10, 8.1 and 7 all Professional versions, and Linux Mint
       #7

    When you select the partition and then click delete
    as on the guide here
    Clean Install Windows 10
    at point 15 and with the image at point 14 showing the delete below the window with the drive shown
    If you have more than one partition for a Drive # (hard drive) listed and want to get rid of all of them to make that disk # one single partition drive again, then select a partition with that disk # and click on the Delete option for each partition with the same Drive # until there is only one "unallocated space" with that Drive # left as in the screenshot below.
    Is the delete greyed out - or what is the message when you click delete having selected the partition as on your screenshot

    Have you turned off secure boot in UEFI firmware setup - BIOS
    Before you get started installing Windows 10, be sure that you temporarily disable Secure Boot and Fast Boot in your UEFI firmware settings

    If that does not work and the previously mentioned diskpart does not work, then I suspect it is corruption on the drive OR even a failing drive
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  8. Posts : 4,086
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
       #8

    - Boot the installation disk as UEFI, not Legacy
    - Wait for the "Windows Setup" screen:
    - Press Shift + F10 keys together on the keyboard. This will open the command prompt window:
    - Type:

    diskpart
    list disk (it will list all drives. Identify the main drive number)
    select disk n (replace n by the main drive number obtained with list disk)
    clean
    exit (to exit diskpart)

    Back to the installation wizard you will have one and only one unallocated partition
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  9. Posts : 9
    Win 10
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Thanks. I followed your diskpart instructions, and all seemed to go well.

    When the computer rebooted and came to the disk partition screens all the partitions came back!!!!!

    New hard drive time!!!

    I have no experience with SSD hard drives.

    This is the one I have taken out
    Bee Link U55-ssd2.jpg

    The current drive has the current markings

    1846

    SM2258XT G AB

    N2GA22.00

    TW 4D

    Serial S/N M2256QDF50040
    Searching for SM2258XT G AB just finds the chip

    I would appreciate help/guidance about where to find a replacement.

    Thanks everyone for your help.
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  10. Posts : 4,086
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
       #10

    Did you run Diskpart from a Win 10 installation disk?
    If you run Diskpart under windows it won't clean the drive.

    It is a M.2 SSD. What we don't know is if it is a NVMe or a SATA drive.
    The SM2258XT is a Silicon Motion’s controller, normally used on SATA SSDs.
    Enter BIOS. Is there any mention to NVMe?
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