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I have the above mentioned SSD and my OS got a little haywire so i'm looking to reset it to all 0's and reinstall but toolbox won let me keeps telling me that secure erase is enables and i need to power cycle the SSD while toolbox is running to disable. I don't like the idea of yanking the drive while it's running. what are my other options.
 
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Use HDDErase!

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there isn't a way to make the intel toolbox play nice thats a bit of work just to reset the drive.
 
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That's the only way to reset a boot drive. You can't do it from within Windows, you have to boot off an external Windows install (in this case the DOS files) and wipe the SSD from there.
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That's the only way to reset a boot drive. You can't do it from within Windows, you have to boot off an external Windows install (in this case the DOS files) and wipe the SSD from there.
its not a boot drive at the moment i installed win 7 on an extra sata hdd i had to make sure it was the SSD/OS before i spent the time redoing the OS. I had to have the motherboard replaced in my laptop already i just try not to rule out the laptop as a possible issue now. My laptop has 2 hdd bays so i have the SSD as a secondary hdd.
 
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Ah. If AHCI is enabled in the motherboard, you can safely unplug your SSD from the motherboard without problem. AHCI enables plug and play with internal drives. Then use the Intel utility to erase.
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didn't work. i removed the drive while computer was running and reinserted drive. OS didn't detect the drive being reinstalled. so i rebooted. now it sees the drive but same message as before about secure erase...

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