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Windows 7: Wipe my drives?

06 Apr 2011   #1
Hatashi

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.
 
 
Wipe my drives?

I have 2 accesible drives (Other one being Samsung Recovery, its only readable and hidden).

First drive is C, where Windows Vista is installed on now, and drive D is my ''Games'' drive.

I want to completly wipe drive D, but still have it useable when I install Windows 7 on C.


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06 Apr 2011   #2
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Simplest method is to click on the drive and then "Format".

Make sure you are aware of the difference between a "Drive" and a "Partition".

If you want to thoroughly wipe the drive or partition.

Hard Drive Eraser

Regards....Mike Connor
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06 Apr 2011   #3
Hatashi

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
Simplest method is to click on the drive and then "Format".

If you want to thoroughly wipe the drive;

Hard Drive Eraser

Regards....Mike Connor
If I use the Hard Drive Eraser, will it still be usable as a normal drive you can store files on afterwards?
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06 Apr 2011   #4
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hatashi View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
Simplest method is to click on the drive and then "Format".

If you want to thoroughly wipe the drive;

Hard Drive Eraser

Regards....Mike Connor
If I use the Hard Drive Eraser, will it still be usable as a normal drive you can store files on afterwards?
Yes, the eraser merely wipes the data very thoroughly, it does not affect anything else.

Be absolutely sure you know what you are doing BEFORE you do it. If you wipe a drive or partition like this the data is for all practical purposes, gone forever.

Regards....Mike Connor
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06 Apr 2011   #5
Hatashi

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.
 
 

Thank you, my problem has been solved.
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06 Apr 2011   #6
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hatashi View Post
Thank you, my problem has been solved.
My pleasure.

For anybody looking for a few more capabilities, or using bootable media etc;

http://www.killdisk.com/eraser.htm

Regards....Mike Connor
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