Help Erasing Hard Drive

  neilwalker1970 19:35 04 Jan 2009
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I've tried to erase the data on my hard drive prior to selling my old PC using killdisc. When I tried running killdisc it seemed to have frozen with o% completed so i stopped the task. However, now the PC comes up with a Windows boot error and I don't think the hard drive had been erased. How can I restart my PC and double check all the data on the hard drive has gone.

I'm writing this on my new PC which is Windows Vista and does n't have a floppy drive, so creating a boot disc is out of the question.

Thanks

  skidzy 19:38 04 Jan 2009

As you have started with Killdisk the boot process has been damaged.

You can remove the harddrive and connect to the current pc or use a caddy to see if the data has actually been erased.

or try running Dban click here

  skidzy 19:40 04 Jan 2009

Did you check the bios is set to boot from cd/dvd as first boot device ? as opposed to the hdd.

  woodchip 19:42 04 Jan 2009

Killdisk should be run from a floppy disc

  skidzy 20:56 04 Jan 2009

Hiya Woody and a happy new year to you.

Killdisk can be run from cd if burnt as an iso click here

  woodchip 21:58 04 Jan 2009

Hi skidzy
Yes it can but a floppy is a lot easier if he as one

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