|I recently purchased a new laptop with windows 7, and am switching from my desktop to my laptop. I am planning on giving my tower away, but I want to wipe my hard drive first. I have used two different programs so far and both have been unsuccessful.|
First off, the desktop I am trying to wipe is an HP Pavillion a1473w with Windows XP and it has a 200 GB hard drive that I am trying to wipe clean.
The first program I've tried using is called DiskWipe and it would not work because it said "driver in use." I cannot figure out what this driver is, and thus I do not know how to solve that issue. Figuring, "what the hey..." I tried killing useless processes, and uninstalling my anti-virus software, and still no luck. Same error.
Next program I tried was DBAN or Darik's Boot and Nuke. (Which was recommended to me by several people.) It started fine, and I was able to get through the program options, and when I started the erasing process, it didn't even act like it did anything. It said it finished instantly with non-fatal errors, and truth be told, it didn't even do anything at all. I still have all my crap on my computer. So something isn't reading right or connecting right. If anyone can help, please let me know. Thank you!