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You do realize that this guy is using a linux based system right? CCleaner is for Windows.....
No, I didn't see that. My bad.
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post #12 of 18
Another vote for DBAN
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Well i am guessing DBAN

sorry for that code thought it was a code for windows cmd. never ran linux so i just thought it was one of those advanced cmd commands LOL. thanks everyone.
    
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Well i am guessing DBAN

sorry for that code thought it was a code for windows cmd. never ran linux so i just thought it was one of those advanced cmd commands LOL. thanks everyone.
So I got it right afterall? LoL
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post #15 of 18
You could use FreeSpaceCleaner from http://www.alex-is.de/PHP/fusion/downloads.php?cat_id=2.
It would fill your HD with zeros.
You would have to run it for both partitions or better delete them and create 1 new.
Might be a little faster than a boot disk as you can run it within windows.
post #16 of 18
Ideally you want to fill it with random numbers instead of just zeros. Some people have tools that can read the traces of your data left behind after just zeroing it. Best answer is to zero the whole drive, and then fill it with junk, then zero again.
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post #17 of 18
Just remember zeroing a drive takes a good amount of time, esp if its a larger drive and on top of that it puts the drive through a lot of work.

I've read that a single pass to 0 has a very very low likelihood of recovery, pair that with you selling the drive to a friend and not a stranger and I'd say one pass if going to be more than enough

(KillDisk does have the option to write random instead of 0&1's, and I recently found out that Windows7 full format also writes the drive to 0s)
 
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+ is it really that bad if they find all your pr0n?
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