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Using DBAN to format my hard drive, is this normal?

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#1 mbamne


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Posted 26 June 2017 - 11:10 PM

I'm using DBAN to format my hard drive and this weird set of text has popped up on my screen covering all the status and etc of the wiping of my HDD, can someone tell me if this is normal and if I should do something or not?24gm52r.jpg

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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 06:39 AM

Was there a reason you needed to DBan the drive? If not selling the computer a normal delete partition and format would work. Unless you are worried about some government state doing a forensic analysis of the disk one pass or zeros using a Windows install disk is sufficient.



#3 MDD1963


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Posted 28 June 2017 - 02:57 AM

Dban is used to absolutely clear a drive, for instance prior to discarding a drive, selling a drive, selliing a computer and selling it without OS...


It is certainly not needed merely prior to a routine 'nuke and pave', i.e., delete partitions/quick reformat/reinstall......

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 06:22 AM

I'm wondering if DBAN is stumbling upon and simply alerting you to a few combinations of marked bad sectors/re-allocated sectors; I cannot see the picture well at all, my eyes are at fault, not your picture. 

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