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    Wiping a PC

    Can anyone tell me the quickest and best way to totally wipe a PC?

    Preferably without having to buy one of the wiping programs.

    Is there a step by step guide anywhere? I've been looking around but everything seems to cost.

    *This is for a friend, so I won't know the answers to any questions regarding type of PC etc..

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    Use the hard drive software and zero fill it 10 times over, that's like teh cheapest way.
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    Heidi Eraser - it's free, will allow the creation of a DBAN (Darik's Boot And Nuke) floppy, is configurable. Use it all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nichomach
    Heidi Eraser - it's free, will allow the creation of a DBAN (Darik's Boot And Nuke) floppy, is configurable. Use it all the time.
    I'll second that. I use DBAN on a floppy disc to wipe every machine i sell on, and eraser on most machines as an individual file wipe program.

    It uses government approved procedures to ensure everything is wiped - and if it's good enough for most of the military, it's good enough for me and my bank details

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