Wipe out harddrive

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How do I wipe clean the harddrive on a Windows 98 system? I have an older computer that I need to send to the curb. How do I erase the harddrive before doing so?

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This should do it, but be sure it's what you want because, if it works as advertised, it will literally 'wipe out' your hard drive; http://dban.sourceforge.net/

Alternatively, do a Google search on 'disk sanitizers' and see what comes up (there are probably dozens, if not hundreds).
 
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Still works OK for me. Have a look at this article; http://www.csoonline.com/read/040103/machine.html

Scroll down until you find the reference to Autoclave and click on the link. Assuming that works, you will find that the author of Autoclave now recommends DBN and provides the link I used, see if it works for you going that way round.
 
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