need advice on wiping hard drive

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by ftran999, Sep 15, 2004.

  1. ftran999

    ftran999 Guest

    As I had posted a few days ago my Western Digital hard drive has crashed.
    luckely it is only a few months old and therefore still under warranty.
    However, before contacting WD for an RMA, as you can imagine I'm a bit
    paranoid about sending out my hd with my personal and financial info on it.
    I know that when using windows xp, one way to wipe the disk is to use the
    format option or even some third party application. However, since I can't
    access windows what are my other options.
    I looked through my bios (ami bios on an asus p4c800-e deluxe) but couldn't
    find anything useful. I did find a program called KillDisk from which you
    can create a bootable floppy with the wipe program on it but it doesn't seem
    to be working. Is it true that passing a magnet over the hd will erase
    the data on it.
    Thanks in advance for you help
    ftran999, Sep 15, 2004
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  2. ftran999

    Special Ed Guest

    Get PGP- it has a DOD disk-wipe utitlity.

    Special Ed, Sep 15, 2004
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  3. ftran999 Guest

    go to the hospital and let em do an mri scan on it..

, Sep 15, 2004
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    Liz Guest

    I was there today, defrag went smoothly.
    Liz, Sep 15, 2004
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