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How to remove all info before selling computer

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#1 joejones


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Posted 26 May 2005 - 06:55 AM

How does one remove all info from computer prior to selling it?

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#2 Haroldo


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Posted 26 May 2005 - 07:01 AM

To be 100% safe, buy a new hard drive (well under $100).
Short of that, one can only wonder what data is retrievable by someone who is interested in searching your hard drive.
These firms http://www.drivesavers.com boast recreating data http://www.drivesavers.com/museum/index.html

Edited by Haroldo, 26 May 2005 - 07:03 AM.

#3 KoanYorel


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Posted 26 May 2005 - 07:15 AM

Here is a utility that I use to completely and securely erase HD's.

I use the Professional (paid) version but there is a free download also that
should meet your needs

Kill Disk - Hard Drive Eraser

The only easy day was yesterday.

...some do, some don't; some will, some won't (WR)

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