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Wipe Hard Drive

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

Friday, February 9, 2007
13 years ago3,004 views

Searched for this and couldn't find something that didnt require me bying software.

Whats the quick way to completely wipe out the PC? all files, OS, all of it?

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

lol...
go to " My Computer " ,
right click on " C ",
then delete.
click " Yes ".

youre done and its 100% free!! :P

he he =)

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I think I have read something about this on Lifehacker....
Here it is...
lifehacker.com/software/hard-d ...

I have never try this before, but I think "Format" will work.

Sam Lempriere [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Boot into command promt (should be option key on startup)

c:format *.*

justinf [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

you can recover data from drives that have been formatted (there are forensic tools to do just that) – in order to be *really* sure you have to make sure that every sector on the disk is wiped.

lifehacker.com/software/utilit ...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

i just saw an ad :
<< Erase Hard Disk
The proven solution to securely obliterate hard disks. Try now!
acronis.com >>

give it a try :)
(problem is, its not free :/)

Splasho [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

If you:
A) Don't care if people can find your data again
B) Run windows

Boot from the windows XP CD, go to recovery console, login if need be and type
Format C:

Pierre S [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Or use a Linux Live CD and at the partitionner stage, choose to erase the disk

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