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steve moore

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hi all,

hey m gonna sell my old PC along with hard disk, it contains lot of important n sensitive data so after backup
i want to delete it permanently so that it can never be recovered
what to do is there any tool to do such??
help!!!

thankz in advance
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rshaffer61

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DBAN other wise known as Derik's Boot and Nuke will erase the drive completely so you can install a fresh OS if you choose to do so. Both links go to the same page just in case. Make a bootable disk by following the directions for the first cd file on the page.
The only sure way to guarantee who ever buys your system won't be able to get any recovery info off it will be to replace the drive.
DBAN is the best at cleaning a HD by writing 1 and 0's on the hd to overwrite any existing data so that it won't be recoverable.
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robertlewis

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it is very imp to delete all the sensitive data b4 u get rid of ur old system.The simplest way to do this is to format all the drives

but that too may not delete all the data and there are always chances to recover them.
I can suggest you 1 tool that will remove all ur data permanently forever and no other tool can also be able to recover it.

Advanced System Optimizer there is this tool named Secure Delete in aso that does the permanent deletion of the data

but be cautious once the data removed can not be recovered anyhow.

u can download this from cnet

http://download.cnet....html?tag=mncol
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Advanced System Optimizer won't work because it runs from windows. It also needs to be purchased.

The best is already recommended (DBAN). It wipes the drive as per the DOD (Department of Defense).
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