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jerryclare

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I need help. I am donating my old Packard Bell model L197, but for security reasons I want to first remove the hard drive. How do I do that? I would like step by step directions, please. Thank you. Please reply to: [email protected]
 
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this thing will remove all traces of everything on your hard drive:
http://www.east-tec.com/sanitizer/index.htm

but to do it the long way:
take the cover off the pc box - there are screws that hold it on-
undo the screws that hold the hard drive to the support rails-
pull off the ribbon cable and the power cord that connect to the back of the drive-
drive will look like this:
 

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jerryclare

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Ohheck,
Many thanks. Rather than remove my hard drive, I believe I will take your advice and use the web site you gave me to wipe the hard drive clean. If I do that, should I then do a Quick Restore so at least a few programs (albeit old) will be on the hard drive?
 

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Thanks to those who helped me with this problem. As a beginner, I needed as much help (and suggestions) as I could get.
jerryclare :)
 
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