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Hard Drive Wipe?


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#1 barley555

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 03:13 PM

Can someone give me an idea of how long it would take killdisk to wipe a 40Gb harddrive? I started the program and it appeared to be running and it appeared to start ok. But I did not get any progress updates and did not hear any drive noise that I would have expected.

Should I give it more time or does that mean it is not working?

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 06:56 PM

if it is anything like "boot n nuke", it can take an excruciating amount of time, dont bother to watch, the settting on my program writes 0's to the hdd 7 times. are you seeing hdd activity? if not, it may be hung, reboot and try again. btw, is that a dos program? or someting from windows? if it is the latter, dl another dos based program.
by hdd activity, i mean the hdd light in front of the case

Edited by Snapper, 02 April 2006 - 06:56 PM.

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 08:46 PM

Depending on the speed of the computer it can take over 24 hours on a drive that large. Start it turn the monitor off and tune in tomorrow.
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