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A stupid question: computer disposal safety


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Luxie

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I'm sorry this is a very basic question. :) I am trying to dispose of/ sell/ recycle an old laptop. The laptop's hard drive broke, and I have removed it. Is the computer now safe to pass on, or is any of my personal data stored in it still? Does removal of the hard drive wipe all memory and everything else? Thanks!
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You should be fine. There will be information stored in the BIOS, but it is not personally related information but instead is info related to how the computer runs and its settings.
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Thank you very much!
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