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Old 02-12-2006, 05:46 PM   #1
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I want to sell my laptop and my desktop, and I have some private information on both machines. One is a Dell laptop the other is a custom made desktop. Could I completely remove all information on the harddrives or do I need to buy new harddrives and new operating systems for both?
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Old 02-12-2006, 06:06 PM   #2
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You have to reformat..
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Old 02-12-2006, 06:22 PM   #3
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If I use software to reformat (write the drive to zeros) is the information totally gone?
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Old 02-12-2006, 06:28 PM   #4
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Kill Disk will do that, but I hear it's a long process to do.

http://www.killdisk.com/
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That little piece of software is good. Does what it says. It'll take some time, though... Make sure you won't need your drive for a few days. Depending on the size of the drive, it could take from half a day to a week, probably.
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Old 02-13-2006, 03:01 AM   #6
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ive heard good things about this http://dban.sourceforge.net/ and it probably wont take days like the other program posted
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