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debjants
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i have a windows XP and want to wipe out the hard drive. tried a few things but did not work

I have tried a few things but cant get any thing to work any answers would be welcomed.

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DavidPK
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Re: i have a windows XP and want to wipe out the hard drive. tried a few things but did not work

Hi,

 

Download and install Killdisk on the link below.

 

http://software.lsoft.net/KillDiskSuiteFree-Setup.exe

 

Download and install ImgBurn on the link below.

 

http://download.cnet.com/ImgBurn/3000-2646_4-10847481.html

 

Go to the Kill Disk application you have installed in All Programs, open the main folder, then select Bootable Disk creators and from that select Bootable DOS CD Creator which will burn the bootable ISO to a blank CD.

 

Insert this CD in to the PC with the HDD you want to wipe. Shut the PC down, then start it again to boot from the Killdisk CD and follow the on screen instructions for Kill Disk.

 

A brief description of the process is here Killdisk.

 

Use this to wipe the whole of the Hard Drive ( f10 ) - ( make sure you include all partitions and then start the process - this may take a couple of hours! ).  

 

Regards,

 

DP-K

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