Recommendations for Wiping hard drives
Looking for a cheap/free wiping tool (software of course) for cleaning old
hard drives so that nothing is recoverable. Must meet Military specs.
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"Jbob" <fnormand@Nohotmail1.com> wrote in message
> Looking for a cheap/free wiping tool (software of course) for cleaning old
> hard drives so that nothing is recoverable. Must meet Military specs.
> Any recommendations?
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Hey there was a thread on here ashort while ago, (this group?) where the
topic was discussed. I can't find the thread. I know pchelp (Keith)
had a batch file that he posted and someone else had a suggestion ...
I need a quick and dirty soultion for a relatively low risk system
before I punt it out to our local hardware hackers in the local
Anyone have the links in that thread or Keith's batch file?
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what is you...Securely Wipe Hard Drive
I am due to get a new computer early next month and I have promised my
current workhorse to a family who are not in a position to purchase their
Before I hand it over I intend to reformat and reinstall Windows,
download updates, install AV, etc.
I'd like to be absolutely sure that all my data has been erased from the
drive before I pass it on, so I was hoping for recommendations on
software that I can use to completely erase the two hard drives (one of
which currently has Linux installed, if that makes a difference).
Any advice would be much appreciated...Cloning Boot Hard Drive
So, I just replaced my openSUSE boot hard drive. I thought I would
outline the process and procedures I used which was successful. What I
would like to know is, could I have done this another way or done it in
a better way? I would like to hear from you if you were able to replace
your booting openSUSE hard drive and you did not need to reinstall
openSUSE to make it work.
I decided I wanted to replace my hard drive in the least amount of time
with the least amount of work. This often means buying some product to
do the task, but what product might that be that could work with e...Wipe Hard Drive With e-Maxx
Before you sell or throw away hard drives you should make sure that the data
on the hard drive gets erased properly and impossible to recover because
some guys over at eBay love to buy used hard drives and recover their files
to see if there is anything valuable to snoop on.
A software that can wipe the contents of en entire hard drive is e-Maxx. The
software comes as a installer for Windows or as an iso image. The installer
will write the files of the software to a bootable floppy disk while the iso
image is ready to be burned and booted.
The user is then - after booting fro...How do you wipe unused hard drive space?
Any way to do it without wiping everything else? If you can include the
command that is used with whatever utility does the job, I would be
I have used 'Wipe' but only to delete existing data.
Joe Grec wrote:
> Any way to do it without wiping everything else? If you can include the
> command that is used with whatever utility does the job, I would be
> I have used 'Wipe' but only to delete existing data.
dd if=/dev/zero of=wipe.file ; rm wipe.file
Joe Grec wrote:
> Any way to do it without wiping everything else? If...hard drive pins on drive
I have 2 identical win Xp.The 1st works fine.The 2nd had the hard drive
taken out[I won't get into why].
When putting the 2nd drive back exactly like the 1st,I noticed that the
removeable[for lack of a better word] the jumper is in on the first set
of pins to the far right and on the 1st HD the jumper is on the second
set of pins.
I need help with this.I did move the jumper on the 2nd to the second
set of pins.
MY second problem is that scandisk is saying that the secors are
I have not done a complete testing yet using diagnostics.I am waiting
for the OS disks ...Running Disk Wipe on 150 hard drives
Going to excess old laptops and I have to attest that all data is gone.
Thus KillDisk and I are getting acquainted again. Some drives will only
take about 45 minutes.... others of the same size will take 3 hours.
Don't understand why since drive geometry is identical.
Not going to have any data on those puppies when they get farmed out to
some elementary school. Wish I could install Suse on them before they go
> Going to excess old laptops and I have t...Dead hard drive, how can I wipe data?
I have a external portable hard drive that I cannot access. Ive tried
multiple computers, taking it apart, and trying to access it with
SpinRite, no luck. Its under warranty, but is there something I can do
to wipe the data or make the hard drive unusable before sending it in?
In Steve Gibson's grc.security - zakm wrote:
> I have a external portable hard drive that I cannot access. Ive
> tried multiple computers, taking it apart, and trying to access it
> with SpinRite, no luck. Its under warranty, but is there
> something I can do to wipe the data or...Trouble with site since hard drive wipe
I had to wipe my hard drive and re install everything. Now I am having trouble with my site. At first I was not able to log into my site at all. I am using VS 2008 & VB.net. I am using forms authentication and authenticating the user with Active Directory.
What I have found is that I am able to log into the site with one user name only. All my other user names cause a authentication error which I know is wrong because I use them every day on our network and they are valid. I thought that it was somehow using windows authentication as I was logged into the PC as the user name that I was ...old hard drives threaten both privacy and security
and, in an MS neutral post, MIT students remind us
that the best old drive blanking tool is a large
"Old hard drives yield data bonanza"
" Scavenging through the drives, they found more than 5,000 credit card
numbers, medical reports, detailed personal and corporate financial
information, and several gigabytes worth of personal e-mail and pornography"
"Ben" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> and, in an MS neutral pos...Installed On external Hard drive, Unable to start windows without external hard drive plugged in.
I installed 11.3 on my external usb hard drive and now without it
plugged in I can't boot windows 7.
If i go into boot options and select boot off hard disk I get
initializing GRUB 1.5... Failed Error 21.
How do I fix this? I know I'm a total nub but I need to fix this so i
can take my laptop to class.
(side question, it's a sata drive, so i was thinking about buying an
old esata enclosure and switching from USB to Esata, will that mess up
That's because y...USB Hard Drive Wiped after imaging desktop
So, I have known that if you have a USB flash drive/Hard drive plugged
into the workstation and you image the workstation, the drive gets
wiped. However, a user had a USB HDD plugged in the back of their pc
when their workstation was imaged and of course it is done. I have been
able to recover a little bit, but wondered if anyone knew of any tools
to recover the drive when this happens. Thanks
> So, I have known that if you have a USB flash drive/Hard drive...Bugzilla: how to prepare to re-install after wiping hard drive?
I inherited a Mac server (running OS 10.1) that we use for running
Bugzilla within our company. For various reasons, I need to wipe the
hard drive and start anew with the machine. However, before doing so,
I need to extract the data from Bugzilla so I can restore it after the
formatting and reinstalling of the OS (which I'll upgrade to 10.3). As
I did not do the original setup of mysql or bugzilla, this is a
challenge for me to unravel.
I found a helpful message from Kevin Benton on 1/20/2005 that suggested
"mysqldump on the old host for the e...