I have an old SSD I once installed Win 7 on. As far as I remember the install was working fine at the time.
I booted the PC in question up again recently - it contains the SSD in question as well as a regular HDD which also has Win 7 installed.
However, now the HDD refuses to boot if the SSD is connected, regardless of what boot priority I set in BIOs.
Trying to boot from the SSD doesn't work, it takes an age of looking at the "Starting Windows" screen before either restarting or giving as "insert bootable media" message.
Having only the HDD connected means it boots fine. Having only the SSD connected gives the same error as above. As mentioned above I've tried different bios boot priority settings, and also tried swapping the SATA cables on the drives.
Hoping to simply reformat the SSD, I booted into Ubuntu from a USB. Here at least the SSD was visible (which it wasn't via 'list disk' in the command prompt via windows install disk, despite being visible in BIOS). However I was unable to mount it, and any attempts at formatting/erasing etc just gave a variety of input/ouput errors.
At this stage I just want any possible way of wiping this thing so I can try and start fresh, provided the drive itself isn't just broken somehow since not being used for a few months having been fine.
So, any ideas?