Need Software to Wipe Hard Drive Clean

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by XpGuy1, Oct 20, 2006.

  1. XpGuy1

    XpGuy1 Mindless Poster

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    Is there any software out there that will wipe a hard drive completly clean? if so what is it?


    thanks for your help.
     
  2. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Killdisk will do the job and your drive manufacturers site will have software to do this as well.
     
  3. XpGuy1

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    Is that a complete cleaning where old data can't be seen again?
     
  4. lancer

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    correct, it writes binary code to the hard drive, so when the fbi knocks down your door they wont be able to find anything.

    But it takes a while, likes hours, so i hope they aren't outside right now. cause your sol.
     
  5. XpGuy1

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    LMAO.. hahahah.. nooooo thats not the problem. i want to give away some old HD's but didn't want to give them out if some of my more sensitive data could be restored.. Passwords. banking stuff..

    that was funny though.
     
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    :)
     
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  8. Drexler

    Drexler OSNN One Post Wonder

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    If you are trying to overwrite areas with out wiping out the entire drive, there is other software. If you use the text file method you need to check out the end of the file with a raw hex editor that can look past the EOF character in the file. I've seen data in sectors past the end of the EOF mark that was the original data on the disk. Magic Backup
     
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    Holy thread resurrection Batman. :eek:
     
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    Heh, I didn't even look at the dates.

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