Hello there, I wish to pass on my current computer, so I need to empty it out before I do so, would you know of an easy way to this or is there a program I can use to do it for me ?. Comet say they can do it by using a disk, but it's quite expensive. Please bear in mind that I am a silver surfer so anything too technical is a worry to me. Your help would be much appreciated. Cheers
Go to bootdisk.com and download the boot disk for winme. Set the machine to boot from floppy (If you do not have a floppy drive, send me an email and I will create an ISO boot disk you can burn to CD). From the prompt type in FDISK. Select option 3 (delete)and you will be given a choice of actions, generally start with option 4 (non-dos disks), then 3,2,1. You will have to return to option 3 every time to do this. If you have MAXTOR Hard drives I have a program that will delete every bit of your data with NO chance of recovery. let me know. P.S. I am also a silver surfer,, thee is a lot of us about. Terry
There is a program, which can be downloaded from the Internet called KILLDISK. This program can be run from a floppy disk & will completely erase the contents of a Hard Disk including the operating system.
My comuter is an HP160uk, Windows XP, service pack 1. No I haven't got the disk, but I did make a set of recovery disks from the partition disk,Yes Terry I have a foppy disk drive.Gongoozler, I am passing it on to a neighbour's boys, so I don't want them to be able to undelete anything, but I hope to hand it over with windows etc on as I doubt the will have programs etc.Stylehurst, if I were to use KILLDISk, would I be able to use the recovery disks to reinstall the system ?. I hope I have replied Ok, thank you for your speedy replies, hope to hear from you again. Cheers.