Quote (Haj @ Jul 11 2019 11:07am)
alot of laptops have a setting in bios so u cant format drive, just go into bios and disable it.. should be a easy find on google..
usually tho, it works doing it from windows - settings>update&security>recovery>reset pc
Hey - thanks for the response!
It ultimately ended up being a bad drive. I took the drive out of the laptop and put it into a completely different computer and had the same problems. There was no writing to it and the reset feature was not available. The F9 feature for factory restore on ASUS laptops didn't work either. I even checked Windows Events and it kept throwing a corruption error every time I tried DISKPART.
My buddy wanted to upgrade anyway, so he just picked up new drives to replace the broken SSD and the very slow secondary HDD (he now has a 1tb SSD secondary rather than a 5400 RPM HDD). Runs like a dream now This post was edited by CyrusTheGreat on Jul 11 2019 08:18pm