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Windows 7: Can't wipe disk

31 Mar 2016   #1
ellenc

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Can't wipe disk

My computer has become practically unusable and I've been trying to wipe the hard drive to do a clean Windows install. Not one of the programs I've tried has worked: Dban, CCleaner, KillDisk, Erasesr, Diskwipe. I can't access HP Recovery including F11, etc. I think there must be a demon in my machine. I appreciate any help, ideas, suggestions, etc. you can give me. ec


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31 Mar 2016   #2
BorisTheAnimal

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

And what does it say in the Windows installation window when you are asked to select the drive where Windows will be installed to? When you select the drive there should be a number of options.
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31 Mar 2016   #3
ellenc

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
can't wipe drive

I just downloaded several more, none of which can run when I click on .exe and run. Each has a different error message, some say can't install. I have the Windows 7 operating disks but don't I have to wipe the drive clean before I use the install disks? I really appreciate your reply. ec
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31 Mar 2016   #4
ellenc

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
can't wipe drive

forgot to attach some screen shots.


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31 Mar 2016   #5
BorisTheAnimal

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

No not really, you can wipe them inside the Windows installation.
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31 Mar 2016   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Just do a clean all if you`re that worried.

Just deleting the drive to unallocated space is more then enough.
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