does ghosting a hard drive copy the

Dell / C51 and 5150
January 24, 2009 at 02:43:22
Specs: Windows XP, 2.4 GH 2MB RAM
Hi, I have a reasonable knowledge of Pc's but I am not so terminoligy aware (if thats even a word). I want to replace two hard drives on two different computers. I have gone through a divorce and the ex has some hold over a lot of computer equipment that I have bought. I want the hard drives that I have info on but I also want to leave her with a working computer. I was going to buy two new drives and ghost the info onto them. I dont wnat to leave her with the old drives as I have deleted info on them that i don't want her to undelete anything that relates to my work, banking or other personal information I have forgotten about that she may decide to beat me over the head with later on in the divorce. I want to leave her with a working computer I don't want to be mean or awkward with her. My question is when I ghost the hard drive will it copy undeleted files. Obviously these days you can undelete files and on the original drives there is deleted infomation. Will this be ghosted also. Many thanks for your help.

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January 24, 2009 at 03:09:18
Install the new HDD and do a clean install of the Operating System and any software you want her to have.

Ghosting the whole drive copys everything on the HDD, Data recovery might still be possible.

You could use software such as Eraser to overwrite the Free and Slack space, which will prevent data recovery.

Even so total removal can only be accomplished by destroying the drive or replacing it with a new HDD.

There is nothing to learn from someone who already agrees with you.

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January 24, 2009 at 03:17:02
Thanks I will do this.

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