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safest way to wipe hard drive

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#1 jimvt


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Posted 17 June 2012 - 04:51 PM

I've had help from several BP folks but no luck in ridding my computer of a real *^*)_* of a virus.

It deletes every anti virus software I've tried.

Now I'm ready to bite the bullet and wipe the whole drive.

What's the best and safest way to do this?



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#2 hamluis



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Posted 18 June 2012 - 01:24 PM

Before I assumed that wiping the drive would cure anything...I would run the appropriate hard drive diagnostic and ensure that the drive is worth the effort. Diagnostics are available at the respective websites of the major hard drive manufacturers.

Free Hard Drive Testing Tools - Hard Drive Diagnostics - http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/tp/tophddiag.htm


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Posted 18 June 2012 - 04:38 PM

If you do decide you want to wipe it, DBAN is a popular tool to use.


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