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I have been asked to ERASE / REMOVE some vitally important data from the works hard drives. what would be the best program for me to buy, so that all of the data has been removed permanently.


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Do you wish to wipe the whole hard drive? If so, the best tool would be DBAN. It will erase everything.
 

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Phantom010. After downloading it on to a cd to transport it to the computers that need to be deleted how do i get it to start, would it be as simple as a double click to start the program. PLEASE Advise, as this would be the first time of doing this.
 

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I'll try DBAN tomorrow and will report back with the results.

Many Thanks for the advise so far.

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Phantom010. By using Dban would it be possible to reuse the hdd's again or does it render it unusable. please advise

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Yes, you can reuse the hard drives. But you must recreate partitions and reinstall Windows.
 

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I went in yesterday and told the boss that I have found a program that will let me remove all the data. He said that he needed written confirmation that it has been removed and deleted so I made a suggestion to the fact that I could use it as practice then if he wants tohe could still outsource the job and pay for it, to a firm like PC World?

If anyone else knows of any more firms that would do this please let me know so that I can inform him .

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