Windows 10: Help With Deleting Hard Drive

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  1.    29 Dec 2017 #1

    Help With Deleting Hard Drive


    Good morning everyone!!
    I have a Lenovo that is running Win10 Pro that is giving me fits. I am trying to wipe the HD but the system will not let me. I have tried everything. That's why I am here. Is there a command prompt to do this? If I take it to the tech, they will charge $30. I figure, if its that cheap, I should be able to do this myself. Thank you for any help I can receive on this.
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  2.    29 Dec 2017 #2

    Welcome to TenForums, cmmpro1 !

    What steps are you taking to wipe it? Surely you're not trying to wipe your system disk from within Windows?

    A screen shot of Disk Management would be a good starter for helpers to see what's up.
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  3.    29 Dec 2017 #3

    Word Man said: View Post
    Welcome to TenForums, cmmpro1 !

    What steps are you taking to wipe it? Surely you're not trying to wipe your system disk from within Windows?

    A screen shot of Disk Management would be a good starter for helpers to see what's up.
    Give me a minute and I will upload a screen shot. I need to start that computer.
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       29 Dec 2017 #4

    Welcome to TenForums @cmmpro1

    It's not clear what you are trying to achieve. What do you mean by "wipe the HD" ? If you managed to delete all the partitions on it you'd end up with a 'brick' that won't have anything to boot from.

    Describe the symptoms "that is giving me fits" and perhaps we'll be better able to help. A reset or a reinstall may be more appropriate, but we can't say without knowing the problems. As Word Man says, a picture is worth a thousand words,

    How to Upload and Post Screenshots and Files at Ten Forums

    Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of
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  5.    29 Dec 2017 #5

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    I have attached a screen shot of the drive I'm trying to clean.
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       29 Dec 2017 #6

    A note: Windows will not let one kill itself while running, have to boot to another device such as the install DVD or a GPARTED LiveCD or a Linux LiveDVD to gain access to the drive or partition desired for wiping clean.
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  7.    29 Dec 2017 #7

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    Here is the Disk Management pic.
    What I want to do is clean everything off of the C Drive except the operating system. Can some one help me with that?
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  8.    29 Dec 2017 #8

    Berton said: View Post
    A note: Windows will not let one kill itself while running, have to boot to another device such as the install DVD or a GPARTED LiveCD or a Linux LiveDVD to gain access to the drive or partition desired for wiping clean.
    I am on another computer. I have the Lenovo running but I am on my Probook to get answers.
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       29 Dec 2017 #9

    cmmpro1 said: View Post
    What I want to do is clean everything off of the C Drive except the operating system. Can some one help me with that?
    Sounds like you want to Reset this PC. Read this tutorial and see if that meets your needs. You can keep your files, remove everything, or (if available) perform a 'factory reset'.

    Reset Windows 10
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  10.    29 Dec 2017 #10

    Bree said: View Post
    Sounds like you want to Reset this PC. Read this tutorial and see if that meets your needs. You can keep your files, remove everything, or (if available) perform a 'factory reset'.

    Reset Windows 10
    I have tried to do a reset but it will not let me do it. What else can I do?
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