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Hello,

I am getting rid of my old PC. To ensure that malicious individuals can't steal my personal info I would like to wipe by hard drive. I understand I can reformat it or smash it to bits with a great big hammer, but I wondered whether there were any scrubbers or other utilities which might do the job?

Any assiatnce would be great.

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Antony
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To completely erase all data on the drive(s)

Click this to download Boot and Nuke

Click this for a guide to using Boot and Nuke

Use the autonuke option, as an added precaution you could run it as often as you like until you sell it
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Hi Keith,

Thanks for this. Look quite involved but I'll give it a go and let you know how I get on.

Regards

Antony
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Its pretty easy to use Dban you shouldnt have any problems with it.
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Hi Keith,

Gave it a go. Looked pretty complex but it was actually quite easy to use. Looks to have done the trick.

Thanks for your help.

Antony
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Thanks for letting us know
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