Booted Dban from USB-HDD. Got the usual opening page and clicked enter. Immediately the screen filled with white dots on blue screen. The bottom left of the page has the cursor and the last line seems to be moving quickly. Is this a "normal" situation and I just wait? Has anyone had the dots end...ever? Do I pull the hard drive before recycling the laptop?
1 notebook win10, 1 Vista Home same condition for both.
The dots may be indicative of the DBan programme still running but if you're removing the hard drives, it matters not if you just pull the plug from the wall to turn it off.
I always cut dead hard drives into three pieces using my angle grinder. That way it reduces the likelihood of being get picked out at the junk tip and sent to Africa where some poor soul gets to sit over a hot wok, breathing toxic fumes while they melt and separate the metals for reuse.