I am about to sell a hard drive on ebay but my computer won't boot up and I have to clear it. How can I do this. I am also selling a cd-r for about 30 bucks and hard drive for 80 but I cant clear it???
Answer by trueb · Jul 20, 2010 at 09:23 PM
you can find a linux or windows disk boot to it and reformat it... if you are more paranoid scrub it. http://www.dban.org/download
if it still wont boot up then put it in another computer and do the same thing...
Answer by kevin · Jul 20, 2010 at 09:24 PM
If you want to securly wipe and make it almost impossible for someone to find it, try <http://www.dban.org/>. It wipes and rewrite it many times to protect it from accessing and recovering it. It can also be used with a flash drive http://www.pendrivelinux.com/install-dban-to-a-usb-flash-drive-using-windows/
Answer by Xproject187 · Jul 22, 2010 at 12:19 AM
Although the Linux(Ubuntu) option is your best choice. There's USB-IDE Adapter that sure would make this job easy. Besides, a Guy really should have one of these around anyway. It handles both laptop/desktop hard disc Interfaces & comes complete with a "12 & 5" Volt PSU(looks like a brick charger) However you still need a working PC(USB Port),but if you had one you could easily use a friends PC. Just plug into his USB Port & plug in the power adapter & format your hard-disc from within his Windows. Google Search (USB-IDE Adapter). Well Good Luck! X
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