Windows 10: Tried to wipe hard drives of PC & set boot drive to USB no windows OS

Discus and support Tried to wipe hard drives of PC & set boot drive to USB no windows OS in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; Hi there, For a little background: I have bought a 2nd hand PC from eBay and it came and was working fine. However, the original users documents,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by LukeBennettUK, Dec 8, 2018.

  1. Tried to wipe hard drives of PC & set boot drive to USB no windows OS


    Hi there,

    For a little background:

    I have bought a 2nd hand PC from eBay and it came and was working fine. However, the original users documents, accounts etc were still all on PC. I wanted to do what I thought was a fairly simple task of resetting the PC to factory settings and wiping hard drives of all possible data.

    I followed the step by step guide within settings recovery, and selected remove all files.

    This did not work, so I then realised that reagents was not set to a file path at all. I created a file path of a usb and then created a recovery drive.

    I then went back to settings > recovery and everything was working fine. Until the PC restarted, and started up again, then I got an error that something went wrong.

    I then tried shift+restart. And tried recovery from drive, which also didn't work.

    But I think in this process I accidentally selected boot from USB also. So now, I can't reset or wipe anything or get past BIOS.

    All I want is to wipe my two hard drives and install a new windows 10.

    If someone could help that would be grand, I have tried for hours and days, following different tutorials and forums, but have had no luck.

    If any more detail is needed in parts or any extra information I would be more than happy to do my best to get that to you.

    Thank you so much to anyone that tries to help!

    Thanks,

    Luke

    :)
     
    LukeBennettUK, Dec 8, 2018
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  2. How to wipe a hard drive

    Sounds good, but I can't load any cds upon boot or even in windows.

    I tried to run Win XP pro cd my friend made for me. It wouldn't work becuase The software is so corrupted. The hard drive itself is fine I just need a way to completely wipe the hard drive of everything.

    I don't want to just reinstall over the corrupt mess of windows. I want to start over not reinstall brand new OS and have corrupted programs, settings, or info
     
    floridajerseyguy, Dec 8, 2018
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    modder I already used kill-disk. The deletion is done, I need to reinstall everything.
     
    floridajerseyguy, Dec 8, 2018
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