Hard disk data wipe!

  kumarisblue 20:41 05 Apr 2005
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Hi everyone...can anyone recommend a free download to completely wipe a hard disk? I have been asked to do this for a friend who wants to sell her old computer as she has replaced it with wizzy new laptop.

Thanks in advance!

  VoG II 20:45 05 Apr 2005

Download a boot disk click here onto a floppy disk.

Boot with the disk in the drive.

At the > prompt type

format c:

This will wipe the drive.

Will she be able to sell it with no operating system?

  User-312386 20:48 05 Apr 2005

If your friend is going to re-install windows, after that she can then use this click here

  quack 22:06 05 Apr 2005

If you need to completely delete all data from the hard drive try Kill Disk at click here This will overwrite all data so that none can be recovered. You will have to repartion the hard drive using fdisk and then format in the usual way before loading an OS

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