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Windows 7: packard bell pc disabling hard drive

07 Oct 2012   #1
evansj

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packard bell pc disabling hard drive

hi,
i have recently decided to get rid of my very old packard bell pc. but in it manual it says "if you should need to remove or replace your hard drive please make sure its status is offline before removing it". so my question is how do you put a pc hard into offline status.


thanks,
james


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07 Oct 2012   #2
theog

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Turn the PC OFF at the MAINS.
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07 Oct 2012   #3
evansj

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it also mention something about making sure it is undetectable
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07 Oct 2012   #4
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by evansj View Post
it also mention something about making sure it is undetectable
Hi evansj, do you want to just erase the HDD before you scrap the PC or do you intend to keep the HDD for future use?
If the former , there are many free to download erasers ,just google or if you have access to a powerful magnet then run that over the drive a feww times ,then the HDD can be disposed of responsibly
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07 Oct 2012   #5
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by evansj View Post
it also mention something about making sure it is undetectable
The HD drive needs power to be detectable.
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07 Oct 2012   #6
evansj

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thank you both for your help
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07 Oct 2012   #7
pebbly

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by evansj View Post
thank you both for your help
You're very welcome , If you need more help just ask
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07 Oct 2012   #8
theog

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You are welcome.
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