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Wipe the hard drive clean


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Qorayah

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Hello, I am wanting to sell my old computer using windows 2000. I would like to take everything off that pertains to me and my family, can you help me in assisting how to wipe all things of that nature of my computer?

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I've got exactly what you're looking for.

It's called Darik's Boot and Nuke. It's a bootable CD that will wipe your data off.

You'll be downloading a file named "dban-1.0.7_i386.iso" And you'll want to burn it do a CD as an image (not a data file.) If you don't have a CD burning application, you can use ImgBurn, it was made specifically for this purpose.

If you need any more assistance, post back in this thread.
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I am not needing to save anything from the old computer, I need to just get everything off of it. Will the ingburn do that of just back everything up to wipe it clean?
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Yep. Once you boot from the CD you don't back anything up. There are no prompts, so all hard drives and partitions will be wiped clean.

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