Wiping Laptop Hard-Drive

  Davy 43 11:04 03 Nov 2008

Hi Folks,

I need some help please, I have a Toshiba Laptop & I want to sell it on as spares/repair with a clean HD. The problem is that it has a graphics chip failure, therefore no screen to view. I assume that I will have to remove drive from laptop, but what will I need to do the job of wiping data from it? It doesn't matter if it's wiped totally clean, as I have all the supplied discs including O/S which will go with laptop.

Thanks in advance,


  chub_tor 11:30 03 Nov 2008

click here will enable you to get rid of your data and leave Windows intact.

  rawprawn 11:37 03 Nov 2008

If you have no graphics this boot and nuke program may be the answer
click here

  Davy 43 12:34 04 Nov 2008

Thanks folks, wll try hooking up to an external monitor & try your idea's.

  Davy 43 16:07 06 Nov 2008

Just a mass of colours on another monitor, have took out the HDD, is there any way of viewing the contents & wiping clean without resorting to PC World where it would cost a fortune.


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:56 06 Nov 2008

click here

to connect laptop drive to PC

or use a usb adaptor

click here

  T I M B O 18:02 06 Nov 2008

If you download dban and burn as an iso to a cd, then when you reboot lap top with cd lappy then all you then have to do without looking at the screen is type "autonuke" and press enter, then just let it do it's thing till next morning. Job dun!!

  T I M B O 18:03 06 Nov 2008

Dban is so much safer than killdisk.

Dban>>>>>>click here

  Davy 43 12:14 07 Nov 2008

Thanks very much for all the advice, got plenty to go on. Hopefully get it wiped successfully this weekend.

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