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Wiping a hard drive

Can you completely wipe a hard drive
I'd like to wipe my hard drive and give to computer to some one
can the geek squad do though?
do I bring my computer to bestbuy?
can they come to the house?

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  • Jeffrey Pemberton
    Jeffrey Pemberton May 11, 2010

    Do you want to just reformat the drive the drive? This will remove the operating system, check for errors and make the system ready for a new operating system install. If that's what you want to do it's quite easy and can be done by you at no charge. Completely wipe means something different in the pc world. It means to actually wipe the hard drive of all information that was previously there. If you reformat a drive, before another person installs an operating system, a very good expert who knows what they're doing could possibly pull personal information from the drive. If you are not really worried about this, usually doesn't happen except in the rarest of cases, the reformat is the way to go. Let me know and maybe I can save you some money by telling you how to reformat the drive yourself. Thanks.



    Jeff

  • Pauleen Smith
    Pauleen Smith Sep 26, 2012

    Hello Jeff can you tell me how to reformat my laptop

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Use AOMEI Partition Assistant to erase the data completely on your computer before you give it to someone. http://www.extend-partition.com/help/wipe-data.html

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Hi,

The following are the instructions to wipe out the hard drive.

Turn off the system.

Then turn on the system and immediately when you see the Dell logo, press & hold the control key & f11(function key 11).

It will initiate the pc restore option in the Dell system.

PC Restore will restore the system to the factory installed conditions(OS,Drivers & applicatiopn came with the computer).

If no pc restoe available try the softwares

http://killdisk.com/

http://www.heidi.ie/eraser/

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Posted on May 10, 2008

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