To laugh or to cry?

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  1. CheekyKid

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    I've just spent the afternoon backing up data off my 160GB Seagate drive.
    Format D: in dos. Format complete but the data still exists?????
    That's right. Whatever I do to the disk structure, it forgets it.
    I want to get rid of the 75GB of porn and some rather naughty pics of my soon to be ex gf :rolleyes: (if she finds out)
    The reason that am anxious its because I have the drive on ebay:eek: and it ends rather soon. I'd rather not close the auction before getting to the end of this but again do the contents of the drive really matter to the buyer? I don't want to get a negative!

    Please help
     
  2. ufitsy

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    Delete the patition, create a new one then format. If you want to be really sure buy a utility that overwrites everything 8 times or more, If i remember correctly zerofill or blanco do this.
     
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    Darik's Boot and Nuke

    Darik's Boot and Nuke ("DBAN") is a self-contained boot floppy that securely wipes the hard disks of most computers. DBAN will automatically and completely delete the contents of any hard disk that it can detect, which makes it an appropriate utility for bulk or emergency data destruction.

    DBAN is a means of ensuring due diligence in computer recycling, a way of preventing identity theft if you want to sell a computer, and a good way to totally clean a Microsoft Windows installation of viruses and spyware. DBAN prevents or thoroughly hinders all known techniques of hard disk forensic analysis.
     
  4. huntere

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    Don't do anything!

    Please post link to ebay item here :devil:
     
  5. smiffy333

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    I've used bcwipe in the past especially when selling the disk. Just create a bootable floppy and copy the application. Beware though if you run the recommended 8 passes it tales a long long time on any reasonable sized disk.
     
  6. CheekyKid

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    :rolleyes:
     

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