computer is very old and has been sitting without use for a couple of years
the error just appeared today when we tried to start it up. No the discs were lost a long time ago :(.
if i just go into dos and set it to format the entire disc will that be enough to clear any files that might have passwords or personal info in them?....i want to give the machine to someone else as they dont have one, but i dont want any personal info being left on it when i give it to my friend.
i thought of using one of those file shredding programmes like erasure, but the machine wouldnt read the disc so all i can do now is format it and hope that will be enough to clean out all the files, although i suspect it wont be enough!!
thanks for your help btw.