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Freeware for Hard Disk Erase

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I would like to reformat my hard drive but at the same time i would like a freeware for it. I have the windows cd wich i could do that way but from what i hear it isn't all that efficiant. I would like somthing to totally delete EVERYTHING[u] ! :whistling:

If you know of any please recomend me ! :blink:
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Another way is to go to the drive makers website and download their free utilities. There is usually a low level formatter program that will write all "0"s to the drive. I have not been able to recover any data after running these programs.

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if you want to securly erase everything on the hard drive then I recomend Darik's boot and nuke other wise refered to as DBAN. you can make a floppy or cd. just be carefully in selecting the correct drive if you have more than one.


once it is complete you will have to start by recreating the partion and then format the partioin before installing the os (note that the os should prompt you to go through with this during the install).
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