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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

    Oct 14, 1999
    Roswell, GA
    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

    Jun 20, 2003
    Lovin Sparks Nv!
    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.

  4. DoubleWide


    Sep 3, 2008
    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.