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Windows 7: HD going south


05 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
HD going south

Good Morning All,
Not sure ware to post this question. (My first post)
My HD on my new HP computer is going bad.
HP is sending an in home repair person to replace it
in the morning. My question: I have to sent
the old HD back to HP. How do I remove all the
data on it?
Thanks,
Barry

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05 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Backup the stuff you want to preserve to an external hdd or dvds or flash drive. Then wipe the disk with DBAN.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/dban/

Heres a tutorial on DBAN.

http://www.security.ku.edu/download/DBAN_Tutorial.pdf
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06 Jul 2010   #3

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

You can also go to your hard drive manufacturer's web site and download their disk utility package. Such packages nearly always include software that can write zeroes to a hard drive.
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06 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vreyens View Post
Good Morning All,
Not sure ware to post this question. (My first post)
My HD on my new HP computer is going bad.
HP is sending an in home repair person to replace it
in the morning. My question: I have to sent
the old HD back to HP. How do I remove all the
data on it?
Thanks,
Barry
What were the symptoms of it going bad?

thanks
sharkman
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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