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Windows 7: DBAN won't auto start, please help!

02 Feb 2014   #11

Windows 7 starter 32bit

Thank you, I'll try that first thing in the morning��

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03 Feb 2014   #12

Windows 7 starter 32bit

I bow to your superior knowledge, Dban fired up immediately from the USB stick!
I've selected the type of wipe and rounds I require but when I press F10 to start it, nothing happens!
Nothing's ever easy!!!!
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03 Feb 2014   #13
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

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03 Feb 2014   #14

Windows 7 starter 32bit

I've done auto nuke and after about 30 seconds it stops and says it's crashed. That's the only program I can get to start. I'll try to reload it to the USB stick to see if it makes a difference.
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03 Feb 2014   #15

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
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You can try navigating the Dban menu using the arrow keys, TAB key, Enter key and ESC key.

If all else fails use the autonuke feature. (Type autonuke - press ENTER).

Be warned that it will wipe your hard drive entirely and will take many hours to complete.

You'll need to clean install windows afterwards and will most likely need to use a Linux tool run from USB again to create a system partition for windows to install onto.
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03 Feb 2014   #16

Windows 7 starter 32bit

Thank you for the advice, I've tried everything so far to no avail. I think I'll bite the bullet and take it to a pro to do or at least set up dban to run properly.
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03 Feb 2014   #17

Windows 7 Pro x64 bit

you cannot down load DBAN to a cd and have it work. DBAN down load only gives you a file to create an iso image.. win 7 comes with an .iso program. your mini pc does not have a dvd rom installed, but you do have a usb port. You need to down load DBAN to a folder on your desk top. you need to download a "USB Installer" to create an ISO image on the usb flash drive. try this link. Install DBAN to a USB Flash Drive using Windows | USB Pen Drive Linux. FOR instructionson how to create a usb flash drive for DBAN. Callender is correct in that you may need to go into your BIOS and set the Boot order to usb as first boot option. Sometimes DBAN will auto start when the HDD is set as first boot. I have used it a lot. Just be aware that the DOD short option takes less time to wipe the drive rather than the DOD .22. An example is a 2TB hdd on DOD .22 takes 36 hours because it makes 7 passes and 7 verifications. DOD Short just does one pass and one verify disk. Your Hdd looks to be a 120 gb capacity according to the base specs for you mini pc. DBAN will probably be done in less than 2 hours.. Press the enter key in DBAN to start in interactive mode to see the list of wipe options available. also you can go to YouTube and search for tutorials on how to use DBAN. DBAN is 37.3 mb in iso format so don't buy a large flash drive. You need to have a flash drive that has no other files on it.
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03 Feb 2014   #18
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Maybe I missed something so I will ask some questions.
1. How many hard drives are there in the system?
2. Which hard drive is the wipe intended for?
3. Does the intended drive to wipe have the operating system installed?
4. What are the intended use of the wiped drive when the wipe is completed?

This tutorial could be helpful.

By Brink:
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
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 DBAN won't auto start, please help!

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