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Completed Wiping A Windows 98 Hard Drive


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#1 Elendil

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 09:14 PM

A friend of mine has an old Windows 98 computer that she will be donating. She wants to completely wipe (and over-write) her disk so that recovery of any data would be difficult. I really don't want to do this without better advice (it's a friend's data, not mine), so are there any good suggestions out there?

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 09:21 PM

There are several good option. I prefer Kill Disk. It takes 4+ hours for a 40 gb drive.
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Posted 23 August 2007 - 12:04 PM

You could use DEBUG to nuke the drive. Data recovery would be difficult
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/106419
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