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Old 01-12-2008
kristy
 

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hard drive
i am getting rid of my oled computer and i need to cleen off all the stuff on
it wipe the hole thing cleen how do i do that so no one will ever be able to
see what was on it
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Old 01-12-2008
Dwarf
 

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RE: hard drive
Hi kristy,

There are products on the market which claim to do what you want but, short
of actually physically destroying the drive, to my knowledge no method is
100% safe. If you want to be safe, simply remove your old hard drive before
you get rid of your machine.
Dwarf

"kristy" wrote:

> i am getting rid of my oled computer and i need to cleen off all the stuff on
> it wipe the hole thing cleen how do i do that so no one will ever be able to
> see what was on it

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Old 01-12-2008
Mike Hall - MVP
 

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Re: hard drive
"kristy" <kristy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E3A76453-0C1B-4846-86DE-2FC3A285963B@microsoft.com...
>i am getting rid of my oled computer and i need to cleen off all the stuff
>on
> it wipe the hole thing cleen how do i do that so no one will ever be able
> to
> see what was on it



My guess is that you will not want to pay for anything. Here are three free
ones. I have never used any of them and can't recommend any on that basis.

If you want more choice, try typing 'data eraser' in a Google search..

http://www.heidi.ie/eraser/
http://www.tolvanen.com/eraser/
http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/fil...scription.html

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Mike Hall - MVP
http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/default.aspx




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Old 01-13-2008
Gary Mount
 

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Re: hard drive
If you have Vista Ultimate, you could use bitlocker on it and encrypt it.

"kristy" <kristy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> i am getting rid of my oled computer and i need to cleen off all the stuff
> on
> it wipe the hole thing cleen how do i do that so no one will ever be able
> to
> see what was on it


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