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The Afflicted
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PostPosted: 02-17-2005 07:19 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I have two old PCs I want to give away. Can anyone point me to a decent HD scrambler program, which really cleans the old hard disks? Preferably something which runs from a floppy.
Don't want the little haXX0r boys to restore my pr0n-collection... :shrug:



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FragaGeddon
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PostPosted: 02-17-2005 07:36 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote





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Elite
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PostPosted: 02-17-2005 07:56 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Low Level Format it.
10 Times.




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FragaGeddon
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PostPosted: 02-17-2005 08:04 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Magestic wrote:
Low Level Format it.
10 Times.

That's what Eraser will do.




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The voices in your head
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PostPosted: 02-17-2005 08:26 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


If the old data is sensitive (eg. business information) I wouldn't recommend selling it with those drives at all (in fact for drives like that either a disposal company or a hammer is the best solution ;) ). For normal information though, a program like Eraser is more than adequate.




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Mr. Anderson!
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PostPosted: 02-17-2005 08:33 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Look for a program called Boot and Nuke, it'll boot from floppy or CD, and can re-write a disc with random 1's and 0's any number of times.




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FragaGeddon
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PostPosted: 02-17-2005 09:04 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


If you download Eraser, you can make a Boot & Nuke Floppie from it.




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The Afflicted
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PostPosted: 02-17-2005 09:52 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


thx guys
Boot and Nuke seems to fit my needs best. :icon14:
Eraser can't handle empty space on partitions larger than 2 gigs. :icon13:



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PostPosted: 02-17-2005 09:56 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


FragaGeddon wrote:
Magestic wrote:
Low Level Format it.
10 Times.

That's what Eraser will do.

Didn't know that, soz.




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FragaGeddon
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PostPosted: 02-17-2005 10:20 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Magestic wrote:
FragaGeddon wrote:
Magestic wrote:
Low Level Format it.
10 Times.

That's what Eraser will do.

Didn't know that, soz.

Sorry. I meant Eraser has Boot & Nuke that you can put on a floppy.
Didn't know Boot & Nuke was available seperatly.

But Eraser is a good program especially if you want to erase a file from your hard drive.




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I'm advanced
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PostPosted: 02-17-2005 01:55 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


when I do LLF (low level format) or actually zero-fills I use the software from the manufacture of the drive and it always seems to do nicely. Never used Boot and Nuke.



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