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Recomendations Needed Prior To Rr-formatting XP

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Advanced Glock Armorer, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. Hi Guys,


    I need your help. What do you recommend for wiping the computer "CLEAN" prior to re-formatting the hard drive with Windows XP Home Edition.

    Thanking you all in advance for your help & sage advise.

    Fraternally yours

    Jimmy Ward


    PS: Someone mentioned DBAN for this task.
     
  2. Furant

    Furant Millennium Member

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    Well, if you're doing it just to reinstall Windows, you'll have the option of deleting and then re-creating the partition on which Windows will be installed. If you're trying to do it to securely delete some data before reinstalling Windows, yes Darik's Boot and Nuke is a good first step.
     


  3. Pierre!

    Pierre! NRA Life Member

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    Second on Darik's Boot N Nuke...

    Nice little program!

    Will definitly whack all the RootKits on your system... Used it quite a bit for this purpose.

    HTH
     
  4. DoubleWide

    DoubleWide

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    Boot n Nuke works fine if you really want erase the data otherwise a format or erase partitions is fine for the most part if you're keeping the computer.