delete all data and partions on the hard disk or delete all partions and overwrite all sectors on the hard disk

aquielisunari

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Download http://dban.org/ to USB

Follow directions.
I would first use Ccleaner to wipe and overwrite the entire disk using the Gutmann(35 times overwrite) option. DBAN isn't as thorough.

We've no clue WHY you want to do this. Selling PC. New OS. Reformatting. etc..

We don't know if this is the only disk.


The second option is more secure. Depends on your needs.
We don't know if it is a SSD or HDD. DBAN can't see SSDs.

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aquielisunari

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Mar 31, 2011
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Download http://dban.org/ to USB

Follow directions.
I would first use Ccleaner to wipe and overwrite the entire disk using the Gutmann(35 times overwrite) option. DBAN isn't as thorough.

We've no clue WHY you want to do this. Selling PC. New OS. Reformatting. etc..

We don't know if this is the only disk.


The second option is more secure. Depends on your needs.
We don't know if it is a SSD or HDD. DBAN can't see SSDs.

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ahnilated

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I wouldn't suggest DBAN 35 pass wipe unless you have a ton of time on your hands. The 7 pass should be enough for anyone that doesn't have an electron microscope and thousands of man hours to recover your data.
 
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