Windows 10: Secure Erase SSD Samsung

Discus and support Secure Erase SSD Samsung in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I have a samsung SSD and a PNY SSD that I installed on my laptop. I get an error and fix complete when I boot up windows 10. I was told I should do a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Guntert, May 24, 2016.

  1. Guntert Win User

    Secure Erase SSD Samsung

    I have a samsung SSD and a PNY SSD that I installed on my laptop. I get an error and fix complete when I boot up windows 10. I was told I should do a secure erase and reinstall windows 10. I have tired using samsung magician and make bootable USB but nothing happens. My Samsung SSD is my main drive c:/ with windows 10 on it. Any ideas or suggestions?

    Guntert, May 24, 2016
  2. decl4nKQ Win User

    Please help! Corrupted OS


    so i checked and i did a samsung secure erase of the ssd. I reinstalled and it was working fine until i started getting bluesceens, and i didnt even do anything. I did plug in my wireless adaptor after the install. Would it ne good to try a format of the
    decl4nKQ, May 24, 2016
  3. YuanSR Win User
    Install windows from hard drive to another hard drive

    Since you have successfully installed Windows 10, the only problem left is clean the bootable SSD.

    However, you cannot format it like you did to other HDDs for two reasons.

    1. It contains a bootable system so you need to delete it or format it in WinPE mode, i.e. without booting Windows.

    2. It is an SSD so you cannot simply format it to get all data erased. The most secure way is to

    secure erase SSD

    It is not a difficult task, but to create WinPE bootable device, you may need to find your USB drive first. Or, connect your SSD as the secondary device and try to erase it under Windows environment.

    YuanSR, May 24, 2016
  4. Secure Erase SSD Samsung

    Just restore using your backup image. That would put you at the point you made your last backup.
    stealth2920, May 24, 2016
  5. Guntert Win User
    Would like to do a complete fresh install of windows I get error when windows boots up... scanning and repairing drive.. my SSD is my main drive
    Guntert, May 24, 2016
  6. essenbe Win User
  7. I would only have the Samsung SSD hooked up when you do the install. Sometimes files get scattered when you have other HD or SSD hooked up.
    stealth2920, May 24, 2016
  8. Guntert Win User

    Secure Erase SSD Samsung

    Guntert, May 24, 2016
  9. Guntert Win User
    so take the laptop apart again and take out second SSD drive?
    Guntert, May 24, 2016
  10. Try the clean install first. Sometimes it is not necessary to remove other drives if they don't have an OS on them but if it doesn't work properly then yes. A clean install will wipe the Samsung SSD and install like the current OS was never there.
    stealth2920, May 24, 2016
  11. Guntert Win User
    error I get is scanning and repairing drive (\\?\Volume{5ed628e8-b12f-4f35-be83-dad1a9e4a468}): 100% complete

    then it boots right into windows
    Guntert, May 24, 2016
  12. Just do a clean install as recommended above but hard to say how it will come out with that other SSD attached. Won't hurt to try. You don't have a backup image when it was working good?
    stealth2920, May 24, 2016
  13. Guntert Win User

    Secure Erase SSD Samsung

    no, I dont mind starting over, just heard I sould do a secure erase to make sure it cleans any bad sectors or put it back to what it was when I bought it

    Couldnt get samsung secure erase to work even after creating samesung boot USB
    Guntert, May 24, 2016
  14. Guntert Win User
    Well here is what happened... Got desperate and made an appointment with GeekSquad who said on phone it was going to cost $150 to $200 to fix my problem! Just as i am about to pack up laptop I said no way do they know more then billions of readers to 5 guys at bestbuy. Did clean install and BAM!! Error gone and everything back the way it was and FAST it is again... Thank again to all that replied you saved me $$...
    Guntert, Apr 5, 2018

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