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Need Help on cleaning out computer!!!

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Dave0523, Dec 28, 2005.

  1. Dave0523

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    I am selling my HP notebook on Ebay. How can I erase all of my personal information? System restore always can bring back that info. Is there a way to wipe it out? Personal files, passwords, pictures is what I want to get rid of. THANKS!!!!
     
  2. Nyper

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    You should have a CD from HP that you can use to reformat the whole computer. Similar to system restore... ??

    What cd's do you have?
     


  3. Dave0523

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    My last computer had a System Restore cd. All I have are these 2:

    1-Appliation and Driver Recovery DVD- I used that one, but it still had my personal info on it.

    2-Operating System CD, Service pack 2.

    Neither of these worked to erase my info.
     
  4. funbob

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    Operating System CD. Pop that sucker in there, start up your computer and do a clean reinstall of Windows.
     
  5. Furant

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    Before you put the OS CD in and reinstall, first download Eraser and create a Nuke Boot Disk. This will SECURELY wipe any of your information off of all of the hard drives it finds. It will take a while to run, but it's well worth it.

    Then and only then, reinstall the OS.

    Joey
     
  6. Dave0523

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    Thank you very much for the info guys!!!!!!!!!