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This I believe has been going on for 2 years since I had last reported it. And other people reported as well.

I bought it now and some have bought it as well but fixing a problem that has been going on for 2 years and still no fix.

I bought it... So are you going to exalate it or what.

And why when you doing a "Securely erase" that you can't do anything else? I really don't see the reason that it will crash or mess up the program.

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2 hours ago, Sandman192 said:

And why when you doing a "Securely erase" that you can't do anything else? I really don't see the reason that it will crash or mess up the program.

 

I don't know about the other stuff with how they detect a hard disk drive (HDD) vs solid state drive (SSD), and like I've stated in some older posts even Windows 10 can get the detection completely wrong especially with external/portable SSD (although I think that's because of how an external/portable SSD was formatted, and the filesystem it uses). All of their software has that issue. Install one version and it detects them wrong, install the next version and it detects them correct. Luck of the draw I suppose with it being hit and miss and there's been allot of posts about it over the years.

My thoughts on using the computer while it's using a secure erase (Drive Wiper, or Wipe Free Space) based on track record with other tools I've used I wouldn't want to induce any activity of my own on a machine while such a process is working. I've seen similar tools over the years trash a hard disk resulting into it needing to be formatted because something went horribly wrong -- and that's really bad if said hard disk has Windows installed on it.

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