I am not certain if this belongs on this forum, if it doesn't, please feel free to move it to the proper location.
A friend brought me a a 240 GB generic SSD with a factory installed OS - Windows 10. I normally use LSoft @Active Killdisk for wiping drives, however, I cannot get my machine to boot with the Killdisk bootable DOS CD. I have a bootable Windows version of Killdisk, but this will not wipe the drive. It keeps returning write errors.
I thought that perhaps the DOS boot disk was bad, so I created another one. This one works fine - on my laptop. On the desktop, the machine will not boot to the DOS disk.
I have tried using Parted Magic to just remove the partitions, however, this does not work - it fails each time. This is the first time I've ever had a problem wiping a drive.
So, there are two questions:
Is there another way that I can wipe and reformat this drive?
Can anyone think of an explanation for why the desktop will not boot to the DOS disk? It's only on this machine that it will not. This machine, I should state, is my backup computer. My primary machine recently had a motherboard failure, so I'm back to using my other machine. It runs Windows 7 Ultimate x64. It will boot from other bootable CDs, but not from the @Active Killdisk DOS boot disk.
I'm stumped. Any help will be appreciated.
Edited by hamluis, 31 October 2018 - 07:46 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Disk Mgmt - Hamluis.