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hdd wipe prior to selling - 1/18/2004 3:36:07 PM   
tartanlad

 

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i intend selling my 40 gig maxtor hdd at present this is my master drive hooked up to a ibm 40 gig as slave.

i know how to format and install windows xp pro by booting to the cd
however i dont wish to install an operating system i only want to wipe the drive.

cant remember seeing an option to just format a drive from booting
to the xp pro cd.

any help on just wiping the drive appreciated.

cheers
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RE: hdd wipe prior to selling - 1/18/2004 8:05:15 PM   
Laffin Assassin


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Just go to :-
http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm
and download the Windows 98 Boot Disk and then boot from it and format your hard-disk and that is all you have to do !!!


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RE: hdd wipe prior to selling - 1/18/2004 8:41:25 PM   
Matthew

 

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http://technology.pitt.edu/security/data_removal.html

http://www.snapfiles.com/freeware/security/fwerase.html

For all the hoohah about "secure deletion", if you zero-fill a drive once, the data is beyond anything other than theoretically possible forensic recovery, and certainly beyond user-tool recovery.

Now I am getting annoyed!
Those ****ing parasites - "Evidence Eraser" - have got themselves a TON of domain names, and spammed the hell out of the search engines.

Never EVER buy Evidence Eraser!


http://www.heidi.ie/eraser/
BCWipe IS freeware, and they advertise some other products on the page - fair's fair - and I's much rather deal twith them for those other products, than the miserable jerks behind Evidence Eliminator.

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RE: hdd wipe prior to selling - 1/18/2004 10:58:08 PM   
tartanlad

 

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thanks for your help guys going to use
http://www.killdisk.com/eraser.htm

cheers for you help makes interesting reading

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