Selling PC - deleting sensitive data

  reddwarfcrew 17:28 20 Apr 2003
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Well, I've decided to get rid of my 3yr old evesham PC and replace it with their Axis 2400+ Wonder TFT.

Now I'm selling my PC to a work colleague and want to ensure that all my personal finance data and work related data is deleted so that he can't access it.

I'm planning to use FDISK to delete the partions, repartion and re-format and reinstall Win 98.

Will this ensure that my old data will be gone or do I need to keep copying files on my PC until the 20GB is used up (so that they have been overwritten)?

Cheers.

  akzah 17:35 20 Apr 2003

Formatting will make sure that they can't acess your data. Unless they take it too a specail firm who might get it back.

I would not worry

  Belatucadrus 17:59 20 Apr 2003

Formating should be enough, but if you're into overkill install eraser click here after you've reloaded and set it to clean freespace.

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