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want to erase hard drive

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by changintimes, Jul 27, 2006.

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  1. changintimes

    changintimes Banned Thread Starter

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    i want to erase the hard drive on my old computer before putting it in the garbage,

    i know there is supposed to be a website where i can download something to erase everything completely from the hard drive,

    does anybody know what that website is ?

    thanks very much,

    larry
     
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    changintimes Banned Thread Starter

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    if i run this program, how can i tell if it worked ?

    is there a way to see if the whole hard drive has been erased or that all the data has been erased ?
     
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    changintimes Banned Thread Starter

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    i ran DBAN and i am not sure it erased the hard drive, when i try to reboot, i still get an initial "ACER" computer screen but then it goes to bios,

    when i started the scan in DOS mode, i tapped the buttons ESC, DEL, F1, F2 to start on the A drive, i am wondering if the erasing was done on the hard drive [C] or on the A drive,

    here is the log file,

    [2006/09/03 14:13:06] dban: Darik's Boot and Nuke 1.0.7 started.
    [2006/09/03 14:13:06] dban: Found floppy drive /dev/floppy/0.
    [2006/09/03 14:13:07] dban: Found 0 seed files on the floppy disk.
    [2006/09/03 14:13:12] dban: Wipe started.
    [2006/09/03 15:36:53] dban: DBAN succeeded. All selected disks have been wiped.

    thanks very much,

    larry
     
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    the disk is wiped.
     
  6. changintimes

    changintimes Banned Thread Starter

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    how do i get this old computer to now start up with the c drive ?
     
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    install an operating system.
     
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