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Preventing data recovery

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Scott189, Sep 18, 2003.

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  1. Scott189

    Scott189 Thread Starter

    Sep 18, 2003
    Ok, I may be selling my old computer, but I want to make sure that no one will be able to recover the files that get deleted when i reformat my hard drive. Is there a special program or something I can do to prevent people from recovering the files on my hard drive? Thanks in advance.
  2. Styxx

    Styxx Banned

    Sep 8, 2001
    Example: You'd have to format the old drive; temporarily uninstall the old Hard Disk (HDD), then install the old HDD in another computer, as a second HDD, with the old one jumpered as Slave. Then restart to Windows; Install Eraser, restart the computer; back at desktop Open My Computer; right-click the drive letter for the old drive and choose 'erase unused space'. Choose the default, the more passes over the default (1) pass you choose, the longer it'll take. But the more passes you choose the harder it'll be for a snooper to retrieve your data.

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