I am trying to completely erase my hard drive contents and reinstall windows xp. I want to get rid of all my personal information and have a fresh hard drive before I reinstall. I have tried KillDisk (which says "Bad Sectors. Try using PM software".) and I have tried DBAN (which says over 161 hours to complete on 'quick'). This is an 80GB hard drive on a laptop. Can anyone recommend any bootable-only free disk erasing software? I am fresh out of ideas.
Thanks in advance.