free software to erase hard drive?

  palinka 16:31 17 Feb 2007

a friend has just acquired a new pc and is about to take th old one to the tip. Is there any free software that would erase info on the hard drive before she does that? Obviously doesn't want to spend money on something she'll (probably) never use again.

  skidzy 16:39 17 Feb 2007
  skidzy 16:41 17 Feb 2007

Quickest way to wipe the drive is to use a hammer if it is no longer required.Not a joke,this will make the drive totally unusable.

  mad1234 16:57 17 Feb 2007

i agree with skidzy the only way to be sure is to smash it with a hammer

  palinka 17:10 17 Feb 2007

thanks, folks, Ill go and find our heavy hammer right now (seriously).

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