Just looking for some guidance with deleting/wiping my hard drive on an old computer before disposal/sale. I read and followed instructions from Lifewire and have done the following:-
Downloaded the DBAN software for deleting the files. Used ISO to USB burning software (used 2 different versions) to create the bootable USB with the DBAN software on it. Did all of this on my Laptop (old Dell no longer has internet connection).
When I go to restart the Dell via the USB (changed the BIOS startup sequence to select USB as Boot source) it reads the USB brings up a message saying
Remove disks or other media
Press any key to continue
This message just repeats. I have tried different USB ports without success. There is only the USB keyboard and mouse connected and there is nothing in the CD drive.
Have repeated all process/downloads USB creations etc multiple times but to no avail. hope someone may be able to assist.