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How to erase hard drive on old computer?

by littlebrownbird / January 16, 2007 7:10 AM PST

I'm getting rid of my old computer.
How do I delete everything?
Also, any idea what I should do with it?
(Dell Dimension L866R from about 7 yrs ago)

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Link to prior discussion.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 16, 2007 8:59 PM PST
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Bob has the best on that, tried Killdisk and didn't work but
by DarCLew2 / January 16, 2007 9:31 PM PST

DBAN (Darik's Boot and Nuke) does. Spent 3 days trying to back up to Windows Willenium with FAT32 but NTFS will not let it work. I even installed WINXP with FAT32 - then using WINME recovery disk and CD and that didn't work either. But it is a quick wipe created for the Dept. of Defense. Darrell L.

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