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Windows 7: What's The Best HDD Eraser?

08 Jul 2011   #1
G1LLY

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
What's The Best HDD Eraser?

Hi,

Anyone have any experience with HDD erasers? I tried to use DBAN but I tried several methods to get it to work on my laptop but it kept throwing up an error each time or plain wouldn't boot

So can anyone recommend any decent HDD erasing software?

Note: I'm not looking to smash the HDD

Thanks.


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08 Jul 2011   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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08 Jul 2011   #3
Devux

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Well normally the first thing I would recommend would be DBAN, it is one of the best bootable discs for exactly what you're trying to do. You might have a bad image (.iso) file, or perhaps the disc is not being burned in the proper manner. What are you using for iso recording?
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08 Jul 2011   #4
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

dban is what I use.
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08 Jul 2011   #5
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I have an earlier version and this is total cleanse to everything....bye bye !
Hard disk drive wipe software providing complete disk cleanup, erasing the whole partition or HDD files
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08 Jul 2011   #6
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

I've used Heidi Eraser. Great tool.

Eraser
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08 Jul 2011   #7
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

http://www.dban.org/

http://www.killdisk.com/

Both good, both have their uses in different situations. Take a look and decide what's best for you
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08 Jul 2011   #8
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

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08 Jul 2011   #9
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

For those serious paranoid types: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTm36fcYCOc
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09 Jul 2011   #10
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
For those serious paranoid types: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTm36fcYCOc
lol.
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