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#1 OldPhil

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Posted 05 June 2015 - 09:05 AM

I have a Acer mini with the 8g ssd hd, awhile back I put 7 on it to see if i would run it.  Now the XP recovery disks will not work, I want to bring it back to its original state.  I have read that some of the tools only work on spinners, I would like a tool that can be put on usb stick booted to and wipe its drive.

 

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Posted 05 June 2015 - 09:39 AM

Hi Phil, the problem is your MBR is Bjorked.  What brand SSD are you using.  I suspect the maker has some diagnostic tools to rewrite the table.  I suspect you can find them and put them on a USB.  I had the same problem on spinner drives a long time ago and could not install an OS until I wrote zero's to the drive with Gateway's tools.  I have not yet had this problem on SSD's as the problem started with me after I tried to load Debian on a drive and failed.  The boot loader just totally screwed up the drive.  Maybe citizen WD or JohnC can give you some better advice on how to proceed.



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Posted 05 June 2015 - 10:32 AM

I would like to -0- the drive just want to be sure I don't kill it, if I can't reclaim it I will look at swapping it out for a larger one.


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