I have a lenovo y500. In the past i was dual booting linux mint and windows 7 from a 128gb m2 ssd. I then got tired of mint and changed it so that only windows 7 would boot and just left the partitions.
Recently i was hit with a virus and need to wipe the ssd and reinstall windows 7. I made a windows 7 usb and booted from it no problem. Got to the partitions page, deleted all the partitions and clicked next only to get an error (attempting to install again now to see error but it just seems to be stalling now rather than showing error)
I then thought that it was just a failing of windows installer and so made a gparted usb and deleted all the partitions and created a new gpt table. Booted back into windows installer and the partitions are still there even though gparted clearly showed them gone even after refreshing the drives. I deleted them again and clicked next on unallocated space and now it just shows the spinning cursor and doesn't go anywhere.
Edit: managed to get to install screen but it remained on 0% and gave the following error eventually saying it couodnt format a partition: 0x80070057
I just want to wipe the drive clean and install windows 7. What is my best choice for a simple bootable USB that can wipe the drive partitions and allow me to start fresh?