Erasing my hard drive on a 98SE

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I have a computer about five years old with a Pentimum III and a hard drive that is loaded with a bunch of stufff I want off and eliminated to exceed Government standards, as I like security and privacy. what is the best freeware for the solution, and how do I find it. Next item is after the hard disk is cleaned, is it easy to re-install my original software for my kids to use this computer for simple games and educational programs? How do I find a procedure to place the computer in it's original state? I have a "Resource and Driver Utility" from the computer manufacturer. Is this helpful. I also have all the software on CD they installed. Thanks in advance, Geof
 
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Darik's Boot & Nuke for erasing the drive.

You should be able to just boot from your recovery CD's and they will lead you through the installation. Does one of them contain a Windows installation?
 

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I have a "Resource & Driver Utility" CD by AST computer. I have my "Windows 98 SE" CD. I have four CD's for Microsoft "Works Suite 99" They are as follows: One says Setup...for Word 97, Works 4.5A, Works Calender, Internet Explorer 4.01, Money 00- basic setup, Encarta Encyclopedia 99, Graphics, and Greetings 99, Next one has: Microsoft Money 99/ Basic Audio video help, Microsoft Word Valupack, third CD has Encarta and Encyclopedia 99, fourth CD has Graphics studio and Greetings 99. Is this what I need to proceed? Which goes in first, if this is all I have. If I'm missing any needed CD's then BestBuy kept it on my last crash... thanks in advance... Geof
 

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How many times does this re-write your hard drive? Or to ask it another way, is this erasing beyond the us/German government specifications for erasing hard drives?
 
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