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How to wipe an SSD when Parted Magic cannot? (Resolved)


Best Answer Ross Dorn , 13 August 2015 - 09:19 PM

Thank you,I have done all of those and more in the last few days.... Kill Disk finally worked , but can not tell yet what damage the process has done Thank you, close thread Go to the full post »


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A virus installed a partition on my SSD, that cannot be deleted or even entered. IT also prevents the whole SSD from being cleaned, even by parted magic. It is frozen and after PM puts it to sleep, the restart will not work.

 

Does anybody know ANY way to wipe an SSD like that?


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You might try a Linux Live CD, such as Knoppix.


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Gday.

A live CD is an option but may be simpler if you have the Windows OS installation CD?

Wiping the SSD will delete any Data like your saved music of pictures.


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don't know what ssd you have but it might be an idea to reinstall it's firmware, from the manufacturer download the needed files on a clean pc or using a linux live cd and then create the bootable media (cd/dvd or usb stick) need to do the firmware install, this will wipe everything from your ssd including all partitions if memory serves.

 

:popcorn:


Edited by terry1966, 13 August 2015 - 08:55 PM.

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Thank you,I have done all of those and more in the last few days....

 

Kill Disk finally worked , but can not tell yet what damage the process has done

 

Thank you, close thread


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FYI, the reason to use a Linux CD is because it is not Windozes and due to that, what Windoze will automatically do, Linux won't.


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