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Virus winning the game

by mtgates66 / April 13, 2008 7:16 AM PDT

I am going to erase my hardrive to nothing, is there any recommedations on a program guaranteed to work that someone has used and can tell me that they know it works. I have a virus that will not come out .

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Re: erase hard disk
by Kees Bakker / April 13, 2008 7:26 AM PDT
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That's KILLDISK or DBAN. Both are free and easily found with google if you add DOWNLOAD as a search term.

They fill every byte of the hard disk with zeroes.


PS. Are you sure it's a virus?

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Gparted Live CD
by 3rdalbum / April 13, 2008 9:56 PM PDT
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You could download the Gparted live CD. It's a Linux-based disc that can format and optionally partition your hard disk.

Once you've got an empty hard disk, you might want to try installing Linux anyway, as it doesn't get viruses. But even if you don't want to, just tell Gparted to format your disk as "ntfs", and then you can reinstall Windows.

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Seems like overkill no?
by strickjh2005 / April 15, 2008 4:21 PM PDT
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Have you considered buying a new hard drive, installing windows on it, getting some antivirus protection and then installing the other hard drive as a slave?

That way you get a new hard drive, a redundant one for backing up files and you do not lose anything.

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