How to Wipe Hard Drive on ASUS Laptop

On this page, you can learn how to wipe hard drive on ASUS laptop with 4 different methods, and we will also cover the main differences of each method to help you make a better choice.


By Tina / Updated on October 12, 2023

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The reasons why wiping ASUS laptop

If you want to throw away or sell your ASUS computer but don't want to reveal the information on it, or delete the last user's data from your second-hand computer and restore it to default settings for your own use, wiping hard drives on this ASUS laptop may be your best option.


Wiping a hard drive refers to deleting all data on the hard drive, including the operating system, programs and files. Different from simply deleting data or formatting a hard drive, wiping the hard drive can prevent the data recovery software from retrieving the erased data and truly protect the security of personal data.

Restore ASUS laptop to factory settings

Resetting is an operation of restoring the computer to factory settings. During this process, all data and information stored on the laptop will be wiped. Here are 2 different ways on how to wipe a hard drive on an ASUS laptop by resetting it, including using the ASUS recovery partition and the default reset option.

▶  Reset ASUS laptop with ASUS system recovery partition

ASUS Recovery Partition, also known as ASUS System Recovery Partition, is a partition that can restore ASUS laptops to their original state. It is a default hidden partition that contains a recovery (system) image, and you can make an ASUS recovery drive by saving the system image file to DVD, CD, etc. Detailed steps on how to wipe an ASUS laptop on Windows 10 with the recovery partition are as follows:

Step 1. Turn on your ASUS laptop, press "F9" immediately and repeatedly when the ASUS logo shows up.

Step 2. Select "Windows Setup [EMS Enabled]" and press "Enter".

Step 3. Choose the language in the drop-down menu and click "Next".

Step 4. Select "Recover Windows to first partition only" and click "Next".

recover windows to first partition

Step 5. Please follow the on-screen instructions in the wizard to finish this operation.

▶ Wipe ASUS laptop by Reset this PC

If you don't have an installed disc or don't want to create any ASUS recovery partition, you can also reset your ASUS computer with the default reset option to completely wipe unneeded data. The detailed steps are as follows:

Steps 1. Press "Windows" and click "Settings" on the menu ejected.

Steps 2. Select "Update and recovery" and click "Recovery".

Steps 3. Click on "Get Started" under the "Reset this PC" option, then Click "Remove everything" in the popped window.

remove everything

Steps 4. Choose "Fully clean the drive".

fully clean the drive

Steps 5. Check the whole operation and click "Reset".


Wipe ASUS laptop hard drive via ASUS BIOS

ASUS BIOS provides its users with the function to effectively wipe hard drives, if your ASUS laptop uses an SSD, you can follow the steps below on ASUS to wipe this hard drive.

Tip: If you need to wipe the system disk, you must prepare a bootable USB in advance.

Step 1. Connect the bootable USB to the computer and press "F2" to boot into the ASUS BIOS.

Step 2. Choose the "Tool" in the toolbar.

Step 3. Select the "SSD Secure Erase" or "SSD Secure Erase Tool" option in "Advanced mode".

Step 4. When you see a disk list, choose the hard drive you want to wipe.

wipe hard drive

If you wiped the system disk, you need to reinstall the Windows operating system in order to run this ASUS laptop properly. Or if your hard drive on an ASUS laptop is HDD, you can reinstall Windows to wipe the hard drive directly.

Step 1. Connect the prepared Windows media creation tool to the ASUS laptop, and boot it from Windows install media.

boot from intall media

Step 2. After a while, the Windows settings window will appear, then you need to preset language, time and currency format, and input methods.

preset language currency formant

Step 3. Click "Install Now" in the settings window.

install now

Step 4. Follow the installation instructions.

How to erase hard drive on ASUS laptop permanently

As mentioned above, you can restore the ASUS laptop to factory settings or reinstall Windows to wipe the hard drive. But both of them take a lot of time and effort, if you want a simpler and easier way to completely wipe an ASUS laptop, don't miss AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard, which can help you solve the problem of how to wipe a hard drive on ASUS laptop.

This easy-to-use tool allows you to wipe the entire hard drive by overwriting every sector with binary 0 and the wiped data couldn't be retrieved with any data recovery software. Since the SSD and HDD are stored differently, if you plan to erase your SSD, you should turn to the SSD Secure Erase feature. Now, please follow the steps below to see how to wipe a hard drive on an ASUS laptop by writing zeros.

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Note: If you need to wipe a hard drive including OS, you can create a bootable USB and boot from it, then execute the operation in Windows PE mode. Because Windows doesn't allow you to wipe the system partition while it's running.

Step 1. Install and open AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard and right-click on the hard drive you want to wipe, and click "Wipe Hard Drive".

wipe hard drive

Step 2. Select "Fill sectors with Zero" and click "OK" in the popped window.

fill sectors with zero

Four methods in the "Wipe Hard Drive" option:
۰ Fill sectors with Zero: It's safe and quick, ASUS laptop users can wipe a hard drive with this method for free.
۰ Fill sectors with random data (Safe, Quick): It wipe hard drives by overwriting them with random data. It is more safe than Fill sectors with Zero.
۰ DoD 5220.22-M (Very Safe, Slow): It is much securer than the former two methods and faster than Gutmann.
۰ Gutmann (35 passes, Very Safe, Very Slow): Gutmann is an algorithm to safely wipe a hard drive, which will cost much time.

Step 3. Click "Apply" to finish the operation.

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To conclude, when you don't know how to wipe a hard drive on an ASUS laptop, you can learn the three methods mentioned in this article. Compared with reinstalling Windows and resetting the ASUS laptop, AOMEI Partition Assistant can obviously save you a lot of effort and time. If you accidentally delete important partitions, you can also recover lost partitions or data.

Also, if you want to wipe the disk on the server system, please use AOMEI Partition Assistant Server. If you want to use it on many computers, you can turn to the Unlimited Version.

Tina · Staff Editor
Tina is an English editor of AOMEI Technology. She has a positive attitude and full of energy. On her work, she always keeps thinking to figure out the solutions for users' problems, and writes the answers so that can help someone. In her daily life, she likes to sing, watch TV and sleep. She always being grateful and happy to all the things happened and all the people encountered.