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How to format SSD?

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Do I just format like any other regular HDD? Because I am about to format because of some BSOD. Please help me out here, thanks.
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List what your bsod was from though
like codes from the bsod ....take a pic if you can
i doubt its the ssd.. even if you reformat you might still get a bsod cuz of something other than the ssd typically ram..
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Well I'm pretty sure it's because I had an ATI card before I had the GTX580, and I probably didn't get rid of all the ATI files.. And I haven't reformatted in a year so it's time for me to do it anyway.
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Just got my SSD so I'm not 100%, but from what I gather, all you really have to do is:

1. Secure Erase it (equivalent of resetting it to factory defaults)
2. Install Windows 7 as normal (don't forget to update your Intel RST drivers if you plan to)
*Not sure if the F6 method is necessary; I did the update afterwards myself because I didn't know better and didn't want to re-install Windows and waste write cycles
3. Do whatever optimizations you want to

As usual, wait a bit before doing it since people might reply and tell me to stop giving out bad advice.
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Go to this
http://www.overclock.net/ati-drivers-overclocking-software/988215-how-properly-uninstall-ati-amd-software.html

Do this
first before reinstall...it might solve your problems with drivers clashing which i wouldnt see to be a problem any ways but ya do it up and see if that helps

if not do a full erase and then you can install windows with new firmware updates just go to the enigma signature for ssd tweaks pretty usefull stuff right there to help out
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