My dban says it needs 770 hours to wipe HDD

March 21, 2011 at 14:48:24
Specs: Windows 7
I'm trying to dban my computer to make sure I get off any viruses or spyware that could possibly be on it. Right now my remaining time is 770 hours, why in the world is it saying that it will take that long. I've dbanned before and at the most it has taken about 40 hours, so this is rediculous.

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March 22, 2011 at 22:50:43
To get your HD really clean, use both of these, they are instant ( no waiting ) start with Zap 1st & WIPE OUT immediately after.
Only safe way to clean up the HD, is to do it on it's own, in other words no other HD connected to the cable or motherboard.
Zap when finished, gives messages that make you think it has failed, it has'nt.

1: Make sure no other hard drive is connected.

2: Set the bios to boot from floppy or CD first.

3: Use this W95 boot disk. Unzip the files onto a floppy or boot CD & reboot.
W95 Boot disk

4: Type > zap 1 & press > Enter.

5: Type > wipeout c: /nq /np & press > Enter

6: Change bios to boot from CD first.

7: Remove boot disk, insert XP ( or whatever operating system you want to install ) CD & reboot, format & partition ( recommend NTFS ) as required.

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