Windows 10: Is it safe to use the clean all command on a ssd?

Discus and support Is it safe to use the clean all command on a ssd? in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I am reinstalling windows and using repair computer to go into recovery mode and get to the command prompt, I have been using the clean command in... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by 1_ZoSo_1, Jul 22, 2021.

  1. 1_ZoSo_1 Win User

    Is it safe to use the clean all command on a ssd?


    I am reinstalling windows and using repair computer to go into recovery mode and get to the command prompt, I have been using the clean command in diskpart to erase data because I think I have a virus, but have not tried the clean all command yet. I heard that clean all does a proper format but is for conventional drives, should I use it on ssd to completely erase data?

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    1_ZoSo_1, Jul 22, 2021
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  2. cwtech Win User

    command prompt will not open in safe mode with command prompt

    Would I just follow the same steps within safe mode after hooking up to the other system?
     
    cwtech, Jul 22, 2021
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  3. Naki Win User
    GPU-Z what command line parameter ?

    Suggestion: /? (-?) and /help (-help) command-line arguments to show a list of all possible arguments in a small window. *Smile Is it safe to use the clean all command on a ssd? :)
     
  4. Bree Win User

    Is it safe to use the clean all command on a ssd?

    clean possibly infected flash drives and CD-RWs

    Your steps in post #1 should work for 99% of viruses that may be on a usb flash drive. However, there are a very few viruses that can infect the MBR of a drive. I would use Diskpart from a command prompt (Admin) to clean them. In the command prompt type DISKPART then, at the Diskpart prompt use the commands:

    LIST DISKnote the disk number of the usb and use it in place of # in the command:SELECT DISK #
    CLEAN
    CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY

    After this you will have cleaned the partition table from the usb and created a partition using the whole of the the available space. You can then format this partition in File Explorer.


    For a CD-RW, if you right-click on it in File Explorer there is an Erase option.
     
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