Error wiping device: Failed to probe the device 'dev/-sdb' (udisks-error-quark, 0)

My Hard disk was totally fine since I tried to format it using the ‘ATA Enhanced Secure Erase’ option on gnome disk utility. Now I can not formate or use it.
Every time I try to format it this error is showed: “Error wiping device: Failed to probe the device ‘dev/-sdb’ (udisks-error-quark, 0)”

:+1: Welcome to Manjaro! :+1:

That probably means there is no GPT/MBR created yet. Do that first. If you don’t know how, please read this:

and post some more information so we can see what’s really going on. Now we know the symptom of the disease, but we need some more probing to know where the origin lies…

An inxi --admin --verbosity=7 --filter --no-host would be the minimum required information… (Personally Identifiable Information like serial numbers and MAC addresses will be filtered out by the above command)


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