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    disk wiping

    What's a good utility for wiping a disk to delete all information so information can't be recovered?

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    The free CCleaner has a disk wipe function located under "tools" that has anywhere from a 1 to 35 pass process.
    DRIVE IMAGING
    Invest a little time and energy in a well thought out BACKUP regimen and you will have minimal down time, and headache.

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    Killdisk is another good free option - http://www.killdisk.com/downloadfree.htm

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    I use CC cleaner. Works better for me.



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    Last edited by keiraiedgel; 2014-06-16 at 09:00.

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    I've been using the free Darik's Boot and Nuke (DBAN) for years. I like it 'cos a) I don't have to boot into the host OS first (which may be password-protected), b) worry about running software with elevated privileges, etc. and c) it's usually quicker to boot from the CD than wait for an OS to load. For netbooks I use an external USB optical drive.

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