Data removal from old computer

  casey watton 14:24 21 Jan 2008

I wish to remove and destroy all data on a computer before donating it.

I have downloaded a programme called "killdisc suite"
to my current computer running Windows XP and copied it to a RW cd.

This cd is not recognised on my old computer running Windows 95, even though the disc drive is functioning correctly.

I need to download to my current computer as I have no internet connection on the old one.

What needs to be done to achieve this please?

  mfletch 14:31 21 Jan 2008

Download Eraser,

Read the instructions,

click here

To erase your entire hard disk:
Eraser uses the 'Darik's Boot and Nuke' disk option to erase all your hard drives.
To use this option:
1. Place a floppy (or CD) in your a: drive.
2. Click on the Start button and then choose Programs->Eraser->Create Boot Nuke Disk.
3. Ensure 'Writing on Floppy' is ticked. Tick 'Formatting' if your floppy needs to be formatted.
4. Click OK. Result: Your Boot Nuke Disk has now been created.
5. Boot up your PC with the floppy still remaining in your a: drive.
Remember: If you wish to erase the Hard Disk of another PC, then bring this Floppy to the PC, insert it into the a: drive and Boot it up

  DieSse 14:32 21 Jan 2008

I suggest you use the killdisk free floppy disk version.

With the CD you may not have finalised it - which could prevent it from working on a W95 system

  casey watton 18:32 24 Jan 2008

Many thanks for suggestions.

Although I was unable to use the Killdisk floppy disc version satisfactorily, The Eraser download worked perfectly.

casey watton

  casey watton 18:33 24 Jan 2008

Problem resolved.


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