help with cloning/formatting
I Backed up my c drive to a temporary secondary harddrive using acronis backup. I then Created bootable acronis thumb drive and installed my ssd and booted with acronos thumb drive. I then validated the backup i had made. All good. then i got to the part where it asks me what partitions to install on the drive very confusing documentation not very helpful. I may have chosen the wrong options here but i couldn't find out how or it wouldn't let me install the C Drive on my new unallocated SSD Drive.
I gave up and took out my SSD from the laptop and plugged it back into a external caddy and plugged it back into the computer usb. Drive shows three primary partitions and two unallocated partitions on ssd under disk management. windows won't let me delete them because there primary partitions even though this drive is connected externally. I plugged SSD into a second computer using a different usb case and still can't delete the primary partitions..
Obvious questions are :
1)how to wipe this SSD Drive completely so I can start over
2) after if I still get errors maybe suggest acronis cloning assistance or alternative