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Windows 7: Darik's Boot and Nuke - Use to Secure Wipe a Hard Drive

11 Jul 2013   #10
andrewm1

windows 7 ultimate x 64bit
 
 

ok just tried this but it came up with errors and push the power button to switch off the pc


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11 Jul 2013   #11
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

What errors did you get?

You will not be able to do this on a Windows hard drive that you are currently running since Windows is in use.

What were you wanting to do? Perhaps there may be another or easier way to do it.
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11 Jul 2013   #12
andrewm1

windows 7 ultimate x 64bit
 
 

i have 2 hdds in my pc one has been cleaned with diskpart and i want to clean my main hdd that has w7 on it then re install from fresh as i might be selling it so i want all sensitive info erased
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11 Jul 2013   #13
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

What errors did you get?

Did you boot from the created Darik's Boot and Nuke DVD to do this with?
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11 Jul 2013   #14
andrewm1

windows 7 ultimate x 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
What errors did you get?


i cant remember the errors

Did you boot from the created Darik's Boot and Nuke DVD to do this with?
yes i followed the tutorial
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11 Jul 2013   #15
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ok, but we still need to know what errors you got when you tried to be able to try and figure out what may have happened.

If you like, you could boot to a command prompt at boot, and just run a "Clean All" command on the Windows hard drive to do a 1 pass secure delete of it instead. That will pretty much make any data that was on it unrecoverable as well.
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
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11 Jul 2013   #16
andrewm1

windows 7 ultimate x 64bit
 
 

thanks i was looking into that , i will give it a go
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11 Jul 2013   #17
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome. Please let us know how it went.
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18 Aug 2013   #18
mcleod55

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Brink... I have a Dell computer that I want to give to a needy family for their son to finish school with. I want to remove my personal info before I do. Can I use DBAN to do this and still be able to reinstall Windows 7? Is this the easiest way to accomplish what I need it to do?
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18 Aug 2013   #19
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello McLeod,

Yes, you could use this to secure erase everything on the computer to be basically unrecoverable, then reinstall Windows 7 on it again afterwards.

You could also use the "clean all" command at boot to do a 1 pass secure erase the HDD.

Be sure that you have Windows 7 installation media, and the product key number from the Dell first to be able to reinstall later of course.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Hope this helps.
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