Need to clear a hard drive before selling a

August 25, 2011 at 18:47:52
Specs: Windows 7
What is the best software to use to clear a hard drive before selling a PC?

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August 25, 2011 at 19:08:39

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August 26, 2011 at 07:16:11
Do be aware of what Dban does. It wipes the OS and all data from all partitions without any chance of recovery. If that is what you want then Dban is a great tool.

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August 26, 2011 at 09:06:07
That is actually what I thought the OP meant....as that is the ONLY way to get rid of personal info, credit card info etc.....short of just removing the hard drive and breaking it to bits with a hammer.
I presumed the OP had an install disc. Just a reformat and re-install will NOT remove the above items...they can still be retrieved from the drive using free tools.

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