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Dban problem ( crash : "dev/sda" )

I am trying to use Darik's Boot and Nuke program to wipe out everything from a hard drive from my computer and I get the following: [???] Unrecognized Drive [???] Unrecognized Drive [???] Unrecognized Drive [???] Unrecognized Drive [ ] ATA Disk (and more hard drive information is provide) I select the last option and run DBAN. Then I get the following errors: DBAN finished with non-fatal errors. *ERROR /dev/sdc (process crash) *ERROR /dew/sdd (process crash) *ERROR /dev/sde (process crash) *ERROR dev/sdb (process crash) *ERROR /dev/sds (process crash) Press and hold down the power button to shut down. Do you guys know might be going on? THANKS

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Use fdisk and / or format from command prompt. Easy and no fuss. gl

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After using Darik's boot and nuke (DBAN) your hard drive will be wiped clean with little chance of recovery. This also depends on how many passes you used for the disk wipe. More passes = less chance of recovery.

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You can restore backups previously created (as stated in the Create backup
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1 Boot to Windows XP.
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3 Enter the password to proceed. The default password is six zeros.
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