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

18 Aug 2013   #20

Windows 7 Professional x64

Yes it helps a lot. I didn't want to screw this up. I'll take your advice on the "clean all" command. Thanks for the help.

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18 Aug 2013   #21

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome. :)
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09 Sep 2015   #22

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (OEM)

I have just burned a DBAN disk, booted from it, explored the screens and stopped just short from wiping my disks.

1. Once in interactive mode, some of the commands were not working (such as M to change mode), while others were inverted (J and K = up and down, except it worked the other way round). Could this be because of my French AZERTY keyboard ? Is there a workaround ?

2. Once in interactive mode, I did not find any command to interrupt the process so as to not proceed with wiping, so I just took the CD off, pressed the ON/OFF switch until shutdown, switched off the power supply (overkill probably), then booted up again into Windows. Is that correct ? Did I miss something ?

3. Is anyone aware of the time it takes to wipe a disk with the non-default methods, for instance DOD 5220.22-M ?

Thank you !
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