Yes I am trying Kali Live and so far was able to decrypt the drive but it expanded into 18 partitions upon decryption.
I dont know yet if it will let me format. But I am hopeful considering I am able it access it now.
BTW: Tails [Older version 4.x] was my first option and got to know a glitch, it throws error if there’s a graphic card installed ( Again my next go to thing to check )
The trouble doesn’t end here. Managed to access via live Kali and delete LVM followed by formatting it to both EXT4 & NTFS but windows installation doesn’t recognize it. It doesnt show up on the installation media.
If not and it were me, I’d attach the SSD, boot to the Windows setup media, hit Shift+F10 (cmd prompt) and then use diskpart > “list disk” > “sel disk X”(your SSD disk #) > “clean”
Then, “create partition primary”
Then, “list part”
Then, “sel part X” (your new partition #)
Then, “format fs=NTFS label=SSD quick”
Return to the Windows install and see if it recognizes it. There is no reason why it shouldn’t unless the hardware has been broken or fried.