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Old January 21st, 2009, 09:24 AM   #1
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what is best way to non-destructively wipe the disc drive on my HP desk top clean before i give it away?
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Old January 21st, 2009, 09:26 AM   #2
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Old January 21st, 2009, 09:27 AM   #3
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You need to find a program to write to zeros.
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Old January 21st, 2009, 09:31 AM   #4
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if you can find out the manufactorer of the hard drive, often they have utilities on their website to do this for download.

But yes, a zero fill program would be just fine.
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Old January 21st, 2009, 09:36 AM   #5
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Boot and Nuke.
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thanks fur the leds.
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Old January 21st, 2009, 10:35 AM   #7
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kill disk. I just used it yesterday. very simple to use
http://software.lsoft.net/boot-cd-iso.zip

A single pass will suffice:
http://www.securityfocus.com/brief/888
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