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#1 vide0bug13

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 11:33 PM

hello people, does any one know of a program, that safely wipes out all data from a harddrive? (preferably one that is quick and free)
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Posted 02 January 2007 - 12:42 AM

All you need is to fdisk and format unless you are looking for some military grade stuff.

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 01:29 AM

If you really really REALLY need to completely wipe out the data, google Darik's Boot and Nuke. It goes on a bootable floppy/cd/flash drive; you boot your computer from it, pick options and it proceeds to wipe your HDD to government standards.

You'll be looking at several hours of your computer running around 100% CPU, but they guarantee there'll be nothing left. I've done this with a few computers I've donated.

EDIT: dban.sourceforge.net is the URL for it.

Edited by greenday54261, 02 January 2007 - 01:31 AM.


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Posted 02 January 2007 - 02:25 AM

http://www.killdisk.com/

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 04:24 AM

Thermite.

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 04:22 PM

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If you really really REALLY need to completely wipe out the data, google Darik's Boot and Nuke. It goes on a bootable floppy/cd/flash drive; you boot your computer from it, pick options and it proceeds to wipe your HDD to government standards.

You'll be looking at several hours of your computer running around 100% CPU, but they guarantee there'll be nothing left. I've done this with a few computers I've donated.

EDIT: dban.sourceforge.net is the URL for it.

thanks every one
i already had this one on a floppy but when i put xp on it i got swamped with viruses
i thought it loaded 'em, i guess i needed to get a virus blocker off a cd next time dry.gif
once again thanks biggrin.gif




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