How to wipe a hard drive

  Hutta 18:08 20 Feb 2004
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I'm getting a second hand computer and I want to wipe the hard drive to ensure there's nothing on it which could prove harmful, or embarrassing with the kids. How do I do it? The OS is WinME. Thanks.

  Diodorus Siculus 18:10 20 Feb 2004

Format and reinstall the OS. Get a boot disk from click here - for a little extra certainty, get eraser from heidi.ie and tell it to wipe unused space.

  powerless 18:14 20 Feb 2004

Unless yer kids know people that know people, a simple format will sort ya.

  woodchip 18:38 20 Feb 2004

And that's about it

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