Need to reformat

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by DFX, Mar 2, 2003.

  1. DFX

    DFX OSNN Senior Addict

    Messages:
    342
    Location:
    England
    ... Ive got into some deep ****, need to move out and can't take my computer with me.

    How do I go about reformatting, but making sure no-one can check what I had on here?
     
  2. alloy25

    alloy25 Guest

    Look for a program called diskscrubber...
    It'll delete everything from your h/drive....and i mean everything..

    Alloy25
     
  3. jroc

    jroc Guest

    I use East Tec....fits on a floppy and destroys everything...Military style deletions..here is some info

    http://www.east-tec.com/dsksanit/index.htm

    its a 271kb compressed in rar...the install.bat formats the floppy for you and installs it....you can try it for free from the site - Jewelzz
     
  4. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    if you are not going to be using it anymore and you dont want anypne else to then open it up and eaither put the sick in some paint thinner or get an earth magnetic over it and that will stop most of it, or you could burn it
     
  5. DFX

    DFX OSNN Senior Addict

    Messages:
    342
    Location:
    England
    Hard Disk scubber has filled my hard drive with files?
     
  6. toxicity

    toxicity Guest

    ummm...you can do it with the winxp cd or just use the cmd in dos prompt
     
  7. XP Abuser

    XP Abuser Guest

    i hate deep ****

    you wanna destroy all traces of data (near impossible) but if you wanna stop n00bs from snooping around then get drive scrubber let it do its stuff (id say run it at least 2 times)

    that should do the trick

    but if your in deep **** with the fbi and your computer is invovled bury the ******* drive 6ft under a volanic vent if thats possible:)

    anyway good luck and i hope you can keep your neck above this deep ****

    peace out:blink:
     
  8. DFX

    DFX OSNN Senior Addict

    Messages:
    342
    Location:
    England
    yeh i ran hdscrubber.

    im not in **** with the fbi, just family stuff. not really that serious, just deep and i dont want them finding **** on my computer, yet at the same time im feeling like if i change my mind i gotta download 25GB again.

    Has this Disk Scrubber worked then? I ran it, got to 100% then carried on going. When am I meant to stop it?

    It looks like its filled my hard drive rather than delete stuff?
     
  9. XP Abuser

    XP Abuser Guest

    im not sure how drive scrubber works but mosy of them write a hex value to that piece of data or just fill it with bull**** files then deletes them im guessing if it says 100 percent complete thats what it means but run it again see what happens
     
  10. JJH35

    JJH35 OSNN Addict

    Messages:
    140
    another program named KillDisk isnt bad, but ive never really had a big prob were i had to delete 100% sure it was gone
     
  11. dick471

    dick471 OSNN Junior Addict

    Messages:
    47
    Erase Drive

    Ontrack's "Data Eraser" is the best for what you want. Ends up as it came is the static bag----"00"'s in every location. It will also verify that the drive is BLANK!
     
  12. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

    Messages:
    7,805
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    if you have a specialized HDD Manufacturer install floppy for your drive then try that and look for an option to perform a low level format, this should write 0's to your drive
     
  13. DFX

    DFX OSNN Senior Addict

    Messages:
    342
    Location:
    England
    I bought it second hand off a mate of mine, which is another reason I have to reformat properly I guess.

    Do I need to put my hard drive in another computer then, and then reformat and then run Data Eraser/Hard Disk Scrubber on the other computer but select whatever drive letter this hard drive will be?

    ...Hope that makes sense...
     
  14. DFX

    DFX OSNN Senior Addict

    Messages:
    342
    Location:
    England
    Ill be using Active KillDisk.

    Thanks for your help lads.