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I need to wipe the hard drive and reinstall windows 10. How…

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I need to wipe the hard drive and reinstall windows 10.

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Use DBAN DIDNT WORK

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Tech Support Specialist: Michelle, Computer Support Specialist replied 5 months ago
Michelle
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let me know the make and model of the computer

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
LENOVO IDEACENTRE
Is this what you need?
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
The computer needing the wipe is still running the DBAN DVD but has errors.
I don't have the information for to to remote on.
Tech Support Specialist: Michelle, Computer Support Specialist replied 5 months ago

yes. are you able to boot to windows desktop

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
it booted in USB for the DBAN
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
How do I stop the DBAN?
Tech Support Specialist: Michelle, Computer Support Specialist replied 5 months ago

what screen is showing right now on the PC and is there an option to exit from it

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
no option to exit
DARIK'S BOOT AND NUKE 2.2.8
ITLS NOT THIS COMPUTER
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Can I just pull the usb thumb drive?
Tech Support Specialist: Michelle, Computer Support Specialist replied 5 months ago

got it

please hold down the power button of the computer for 10 secs and computer will shut down

let me know once its off

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
it's off
Tech Support Specialist: Michelle, Computer Support Specialist replied 5 months ago

unplug the usb drive

let me know once done

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
done
Tech Support Specialist: Michelle, Computer Support Specialist replied 5 months ago

do you wish to wipe the hard drive as in erase everything and reload the factory image as in when you first got the PC

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
If I pay the 39, can you wipe the hard drive and put windows 10 back on it?
Tech Support Specialist: Michelle, Computer Support Specialist replied 5 months ago

no remote assistance will not be possible as your computer needs to be rebooted during the process i will give you the steps

the popup for remote service you see is generated by the website and not me so you may ignore it

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
ok
Tech Support Specialist: Michelle, Computer Support Specialist replied 5 months ago

did the computer come with windows 10 or it came with an older version and you upgraded it to windows 10

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
upgrated
Tech Support Specialist: Michelle, Computer Support Specialist replied 5 months ago

what was the previous version

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Tech Support Specialist: Michelle, Computer Support Specialist replied 5 months ago

windows 7 or 8

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I'm sorry it came with windows 10
Tech Support Specialist: Michelle, Computer Support Specialist replied 5 months ago

ok thanks for confirming

our first step is to locate a NOVO button

Novo button is either a small button or pinhole with a backwards arrow icon next to it resembing an upside down U

it will locate on the right-side or left-side edge of the laptop

check and let me know

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
it's not a laptop
Tech Support Specialist: Michelle, Computer Support Specialist replied 5 months ago

ok..so is it a desktop PC

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Tech Support Specialist: Michelle, Computer Support Specialist replied 5 months ago

can you tell me the model#

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
are you talking about the
AMD A12 7TH GEN
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I HAVE THE
SN
MO
MACHINE TYPE
MTM
S/N
AND A LITTLE MORE
Tech Support Specialist: Michelle, Computer Support Specialist replied 5 months ago

no thats not the one i need

anyhow lets try another way

let me know when you turn on the computer are you able to get into windows desktop with the icons

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Tech Support Specialist: Michelle, Computer Support Specialist replied 5 months ago

i would need the machine type and MTM if you have those details

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I TURNED IT ON BUT NOTHING HAPPEND
Machine type 90GU
MTM 90GU0006us
Tech Support Specialist: Michelle, Computer Support Specialist replied 5 months ago

turn on computer

let em know what screen you get

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
it came up but on the boot screen for DARIK'S BOOT AND NUKE
Tech Support Specialist: Michelle, Computer Support Specialist replied 5 months ago

ok ..restart the computer and on lenovo logo tap the f12 key

you will get a one time boot menu

let me know once you see that

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I have
please select boot device
Tech Support Specialist: Michelle, Computer Support Specialist replied 5 months ago

let me know the options

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
SATA 2:PLDS DVD-RW DA8ESH
LEGACY: PLDS DVD-RW DA8ESHNETWORK 1:
LEGACY:REALTEK PXE BO1 D00
ENTER SETUP
Tech Support Specialist: Michelle, Computer Support Specialist replied 5 months ago

thanks for the info

give me one moment please

i am checking

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
OK
Tech Support Specialist: Michelle, Computer Support Specialist replied 5 months ago

thanks for waiting

it seems that the hard drive of the computer itself is not getting recognised

its not getting detected due to which its not loading windows

how old is this computer

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I don't know
it is set up right now to only boot in USB
Tech Support Specialist: Michelle, Computer Support Specialist replied 5 months ago

how old is this computer

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Tech Support Specialist: Michelle, Computer Support Specialist replied 5 months ago

restart the computer again and this time tap the f2 key

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
same boot screen came up also says
this software irrecoverably destroys data
Tech Support Specialist: Michelle, Computer Support Specialist replied 5 months ago

one moment please

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I have windows 10 on USB should I just try and reinstall it?
Tech Support Specialist: Michelle, Computer Support Specialist replied 5 months ago

you can try to boot from it

let me know what windows you get

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
windows setup
64 or 32 bit
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
hold on its doing something on it own
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
its in stalling
Tech Support Specialist: Michelle, Computer Support Specialist replied 5 months ago

yes..its running the installation screens i believe

let me know the screens as and when they change so that i have an idea whether its going in right direction or not

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
trying to repair it
Tech Support Specialist: Michelle, Computer Support Specialist replied 5 months ago

what is showing on screen right now

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
attempting repairs
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
This is a hot mess
how do i change it to start windows normally
Tech Support Specialist: Michelle, Computer Support Specialist replied 5 months ago

is it running the repairs...does it show any progress bar

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
no and it is taking forever, it first said to start windows normally but yet did it's own thing.
the Dban had us change the boot to USB only I think this is the problem and I can't remember how to go back and change it like it was.
Tech Support Specialist: Michelle, Computer Support Specialist replied 5 months ago

shut down the computer by pressing the power button down for 10 seconds and then unplug the usb drive power it back on and press F2 to get into the bios.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
OMG it still brings up that darn DBAN boot screen
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I'm done with this crap.
Thanks for trying to help
Tech Support Specialist: Michelle, Computer Support Specialist replied 5 months ago

the Dban drive has corrupted your drive itself

may i know why did you use the Dban drive

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Tech Support Specialist: Michelle, Computer Support Specialist replied 5 months ago

if you could let me know the purpose of using dban drive and how old the computer is approximately i can suggest what can be done

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Tech Support Specialist: Michelle, Computer Support Specialist replied 5 months ago

It seems that the Dban drive has wiped off the operating system files and infact wiped of all partitions as well

however, the strange thing is that its still showing the Dban boot screen

please turn off pc and unplug power cord

keep the ON button on PC pressed for 10 secs

then plug in power cord and turn on PC and tap the F2 key

let me know what screen you get

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Tech Support Specialist: Michelle, Computer Support Specialist replied 5 months ago

seems you are offline

let me know if you would like to resume and we can give this a try once more

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