Hard drive deletion

  jaunitauk 12:26 29 Aug 2003

How do you do it? from bios

  sil_ver 12:34 29 Aug 2003

Have you actually removed the HDD is it internel or external?

  jaunitauk 12:36 29 Aug 2003


  sil_ver 12:46 29 Aug 2003

T'was a two part question ;-)

  Paranoid Android 13:15 29 Aug 2003

Easiest way is to re-format (you lose all the data).

Use a boot disk, get to a prompt and type format c: and hit enter. Follow the prompts.

This is not strictly secure, but good enough for everyday purposes. If you are selling a disk which had sensitive data on it you may need a more secure wipe. Post back for more info.


  Paranoid Android 13:16 29 Aug 2003

Above assumes C: if the drive you want to erase.


  jaunitauk 13:17 29 Aug 2003

Where can you get a boot disk from?

  Paranoid Android 13:20 29 Aug 2003

click here


  Paranoid Android 13:22 29 Aug 2003

I should point out that if the drive in question is NOT the system drive, it can be re-formatted within Windows. Right-click the drive letter in Windows Explorer and select Format...


  jaunitauk 13:28 29 Aug 2003

How could i do it without the use of as disk drive

  alcudia 13:58 29 Aug 2003

This is the third post that juanitauk has made in as many days. It seems all his problems began when he installed a "dodgy" version of XP which expired. I have been through the process of re-formatting and reinstalling thoroughly as he claimed that he had obtained a legit copy of XP. At the time I wondered what was going on, and this makes me wonder even more.

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