This shouldn't be this difficult but here's the problem. I have a HD from a Lenovo Thinkpad that I want to completely wipe with DBAN, which I've been trying to do through various Dell desktops and laptops. None of the Dell's will recognize this HD when I swap them out internally. I am able to access this harddrive through a USB SATA cable, but I cannot boot the HD that came out of the Lenovo, and thus I am unable to use DBAN on this harddrive. I think its a compatibility issue with the hardware on the Dell's I've been using and the HD that came out of the Lenovo Thinkpad, it just wont work, when I try to boot this hard drive in a Dell i get the message media check [failed], it seems this hard drive wont boot in anything except a Lenovo. I've been googling this for a few days and I cant find a solution.
I could use CCleaner's drive wipe option, but I don't trust it as much as I do DBAN. So what are my options? I want to do 7 passes on this drive and install linux and make it usable in a Dell.
Edited by Rnova, 05 February 2017 - 09:02 PM.