wipe HDD before donating

Microsoft Windows xp home edition with s...
May 22, 2010 at 13:47:59
Specs: Windows XP
My old XP computer will go to charity if I can wipe the hard drive and reinstall XP. It is NOT connected to the internet any longer and i have not been to download ActiveKillDrive to a CD
that will be seen by the old XP computer. Any way to do this without being online?

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May 22, 2010 at 14:01:33
You can just use your XP cd. Format the drive and reinstall the OS.

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May 22, 2010 at 14:07:25
I am under the impression that this will not prevent the data from being recovered. Am I wrong about that? If I am wrong, this should be pretty easy but I do have some sensitive financial infomation on that computer that I would not want anyone with an evil mind to be able to access.

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May 22, 2010 at 14:08:28
... this should # hash your drive (freeware): http://www.dban.org/

... OR wipe free space with os intact: http://www.jetico.com/wiping-bcwipe/

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