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#1 WaterstonFan

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 03:30 PM

I have an old Toshiba XP laptop I got from my sister who borrowed it, I wanted to get it back to make sure that I can wipe the drive. Is there a free hard drive wiper I can use to delete everything so I can recycle the laptop? Or maybe I should go to Best Buy to buy one? 

 

I tried to format the hard drive but It wouldn't let me, I guess it knows I want to wipe it. 

 

Any suggestions? 



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Posted 30 November 2016 - 04:13 AM

You want to recycle the laptop? So have you got an XP disc to reinstall with?

Has the laptop got a recovery partition?

 

The below link is for completely wiping partitions with no going back.

 

http://www.dban.org/

 

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#3 WaterstonFan

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 05:30 PM

You want to recycle the laptop? So have you got an XP disc to reinstall with?

Has the laptop got a recovery partition?

 

The below link is for completely wiping partitions with no going back.

 

http://www.dban.org/

 

Only one I use.

 

Yes,I am recycling the laptop and I cannot seem to get to take the hard drive out because the screws are messed up but I don't think anyone uses XP anymore. 

 

Thank you. 


Edited by WaterstonFan, 30 November 2016 - 05:32 PM.


#4 caintry_boy

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 11:16 AM

Nigsy's DBAN will wipe it clean. I prefer Killdisk Active, it's always been good for me.




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