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slyvone

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Hello out there. I going to dispose of an old PC but want to ensure any and all data is not recoverable from it.
However I am an intermediate user at most and completely unfamiliar with the whole BIOS/CMOS/load etc. operations of a computer.
Basically I am looking for a step-by-step (or at least an easy-to-understand) guide to running this data wipe utility.
Anybody know of a website where I can get info??

2nd Question - I'm also thinking of keeping this computer after wiping it for the purpose of improving on my above mentioned technical inadequacies.
So is this DBAN tool a final operation to run or are you able to use the computer agiain after? i.e. Load an new OS, programs etc.

Thanks for all your help!!
 

JohnWill

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DBAN just erases everything on the hard disk. You can certainly reload Windows or Linux, or whatever O/S you'd like to run after you're done. No hardware is sacrificed by running DBAN. :D

Did you look at the DBAN page and scroll down to the FAQ and the like? It's a pretty simple utility...
 

slyvone

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I looked at the DBAN page but it sounds beyond my tech expertise. Anyways, I will give it a shot and see what happens.

Thanks for the response!
 

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Since you want to erase everything off the machine anyway, you can't do any damage with DBAN! :D:D:D
 
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