Clearing hard disc.

  logrin 15:00 22 Aug 2007

Is there a free program available so that I can remove my bank and personal details from my old laptop before passing it on to charity? I know that just deleting them doesn't remove them from the memory. logrin

  citadel 15:25 22 Aug 2007

kill disk

  Totally-braindead 15:27 22 Aug 2007

As citadel points out, kill disk will do this but you would have to reinstall windows again afterwards as kill disk will wipe everything.

  Diemmess 16:38 22 Aug 2007

...... covers everything from passing to a known person who has better things to do than try to recover some of your details.
An organisation which refurbishes them and then sells on.

In the first case deletion would likely be enough.

In the second, the end user would expect to put on their own OS anyway so an empty HD wouldn't matter.

  mfletch 16:49 22 Aug 2007

Hi logrin use this free Eraser to clean your details of your computer.

click here


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