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    Re: everything has suddenly gotten slow...

    Quote Originally Posted by watercooled View Post
    Not quite true as MBR viruses can remain after formatting a partition but they're not common.
    True, I had forgotton all about these actually, having not encountered one since my Atari ST. If he suspects this then I suggest running FIXMBR from the recovery console.

    I think boot n nuke writes 0s to the entire drive but I have been told that there is software you can get that makes it possible to recover on any drive, but the more times it has had different sets of data in different areas the harder it is I think.

    I always thought that the only way to make data completely unrecoverable was to physically destroy the HDD.
    This is a common mis-conception. It has never been possible to recover overwritten data by using just software and appears to be generally accepted as totally impossible on a modern drive.

    It is or course totally possible to recover deleted files that haven't been overwritten. And sometimes to find fragments of information in the system page file or other temp files.
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    Re: everything has suddenly gotten slow...

    ok to answer a few qeustions, the drive (usb drive) is fine, now that ive reinstalled windows i can copy files over from it fine and to it fine so its not the usb drive, i also tryed a sd card which had the problems before i reinstalled windows and now i can copy date to and from it fine...im not sure what the problem was but it is gone now however i would like to try and prevent it from happening again!

    did i mention that i cannot use DBAN? it just wont work on my rig...really odd that. and funny enough i cannot get the samsung hulti or whatever its called to work....
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    It was so small that mine wouldn't fit into it

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    Re: everything has suddenly gotten slow...

    Quote Originally Posted by pipTheGeek View Post
    True, I had forgotton all about these actually, having not encountered one since my Atari ST. If he suspects this then I suggest running FIXMBR from the recovery console.


    This is a common mis-conception. It has never been possible to recover overwritten data by using just software and appears to be generally accepted as totally impossible on a modern drive.

    It is or course totally possible to recover deleted files that haven't been overwritten. And sometimes to find fragments of information in the system page file or other temp files.
    Do you know if an Atari ST 540FM would use a floppy drive from a desktop PC as I have one and the floppy drive is knackered.

    Back on topic, this was just something somebody at college said to me whilst I was using boot n nuke.
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    Re: everything has suddenly gotten slow...

    The Samsung utility won't work from a CD on my PC either, I needed to put it on a bootable flash drive to get it to work. Also are you using the latest version of DBAN - the older version won't work on new PCs.

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    Re: everything has suddenly gotten slow...

    yes i tryed using the up to date boot and nuke....cannot get it to run of a flash drive either
    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
    It was so small that mine wouldn't fit into it

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    Re: everything has suddenly gotten slow...

    Quote Originally Posted by razer121 View Post
    yes i tryed using the up to date boot and nuke....cannot get it to run of a flash drive either
    This is probably not the problem but if your CPU is 64 bit and that boot n nuke is i386 it might be 32bit only compatible?? just a thought..
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    Re: everything has suddenly gotten slow...

    Nah, I can run it on 64 bit systems fine, also both AMD+Intel and 6GB of RAM works OK with it for me.

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    Re: everything has suddenly gotten slow...

    Whats the word on this one Razer ? Fixed it yet ?

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    Re: everything has suddenly gotten slow...

    ah should have updated! no never could work it out so i just reinstalled windows, solved all problems oddly enough?
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    It was so small that mine wouldn't fit into it

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